Crucial to have public feedback on proposed Melaka tram system, says Kota Laksamana rep

MELAKA: Feedback from locals is crucial to gauge the impact of the proposed 20km-long Melaka Tram project, says Kota Laksamana assemblyman Low Chee Leong.

He said the opinions of locals would be salient to determine if they deem the proposed project beneficial.

He said the public could give their views on the proposed tram service at the Land Public Transport Agency (Apad) public display booth at Plaza Melaka Sentral until March 2024.

"The public should voice their opinions over the project before relevant authorities proceed with full approval," he said on Sunday(Dec 10).

Low said locals should also consider the project's impact on traffic as the proposed track runs parallel to busy stretches of road and streets in the heritage city are narrow.

Apad recently announced the tram service for the city with 25 stops along its route.

A tram project was proposed in 2012 but never took off – a 20km route linking the city centre and Ayer Keroh toll plaza with 32 stops.

Earlier, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said the tram project is a private initiative and Apad was garnering feedback from the public.

"We are currently facilitating the project and waiting for public feedback before any approval.

"We welcome such a project as long as it is in line with the relevant (railway) regulations and policies," he said after opening the Melaka DAP convention on Sunday (Dec 10).

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