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LRT 3 is on, but at lowered cost
FOLLOWING A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW, THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT WILL LIKELY BE BACK ON TRACK BY NOVEMBER Here’s the good news for commuters: the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) project will probably be back on the cards by November. The bad news, however, is this decision comes after contractors... Read more
The end is nigh for KL parking lots!
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has somewhat shockingly announced that new buildings erected within the city centre will not have a provision for parking lots once the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Klang Valley mass rapid transit (MRT) Line 2 is completed and operational. While this should not really come as a... Read more
The ongoing quest for affordability
BY Gunaprasath Bupalan KUALA LUMPUR — In Malaysia today, we are faced with a strange irony. Despite the continued rise of prices, demand for property remains strong (especially in the residential sub-segment). It is evident that home ownership is a major priority among our countrymen, which means the drive... Read more
Land law updated but unclear
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar While some  have lauded the recent amendments on the Land Acquisition Act 1960 or Act 486, certain quarters within the industry have questioned the scope and adequacy of it. The amendment bill, which was debated by 22 members of Parliament (MP), was passed without any... Read more
IJM, MRCB awarded MRT contracts of RM4.2b
  IJM Corp Bhd and Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) have been awarded package contracts by Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) for the construction of MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line. The work packages are among four announced, which include two viaduct work packages and two systems... Read more
TODs offer a silver lining
BY Chris Prasad  A deteriorating economy has severely diminished the lustre of our once vibrant property market, and yet, the property gurus tell us that there are still pockets of opportunity available for those who are vigilant. However, the “buy now or you’ll regret it later” mantra is quickly... Read more
Latitud8 to lead the way for TOD concept
NEW DEVELOPMENT TO RISE ABOVE THE BUSY DANG WANGI LRT STATION IN KL BY Pavither Sidhu Optimising the use of under-utilised land along the light rail transit (LRT) and monorail networks, Prasarana Malaysia Bhd has earmarked seven projects that will be built based on the transit-oriented development (TOD) concept... Read more
Time to look beyond our noses
(Originally published: Oct 2015) BY Gunaprasath Bupalan Excitedly, I accepted an invitation to be a panel speaker at the recent Urban Transportation Forum that was organised by the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI). Adding to my excitement was that fact that the discussion was to be centred on... Read more