Railway development and the impact to Malaysian economy

Abd Aziz, Sahrir and Kassim, Rozilah and Mohd Masirin, Mohd Idrus (2018) Railway development and the impact to Malaysian economy. Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems, 10 (6). pp. 272-280. ISSN 1943-023X

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The development of railway system in Malaysia is no longer seen to fit a needs of land transportation system only. The development currently is more to be a method to improve the existing service, making public transportation system more widespread and effective. It is also an alternative method to solving traffic congestion in the city. In recent decade, development of rail system in Malaysia is not only focused to the city center, but also the provision and construction of several routes connecting the Kuala Lumpur city center to the surrounding areas which allow residents of outside the city working in Kuala Lumpur without having to live in the city. In addition, a construction of two-way rail system to replace an existing one-way rail made aggressively across the country as an effort to make the rail transportation system more efficient and faster for services. Therefore, the system will becoming a preferred mode of transport in the near future compared to the road transport system. In the recent years, the Government is giving more attention to the rail transportation system and has approved another two new projects to build a new route from Klang Valley to Tumpat, Kelantan and also the construction of the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed train network. The transport sector is currently an important infrastructure in enhancing the economic development of Malaysia at the global level. Advanced pullback of a country can be seen and measured by its public transport system. These two new projects, upgrading the existing rail routes and added by the rapid development of rail transportation system in Klang Valley are believed to give an impact to the economy of the country as a whole.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: NIL
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation > TF200-320 Railway construction
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Civil Engineering : Building and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: UiTM Student Praktikal
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2022 02:52
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2022 02:52
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5032

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