3 May 2022
The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, due to be completed in 2026, is expected to solve traffic congestion faced by road users, especially those heading to the east coast during the festive seasons, transport minister Wee Ka Siong said.
He said the project would also help reduce travel time between the east and west coasts of the peninsula, from more than seven hours to around four hours.
“This project will help the people in the region,” he told reporters when met at the Aidilfitri open house of Johor menteri besar Onn Hafiz Ghazi here today.
The 665km rail network, which includes 59 tunnels, is estimated to cost RM50.27 billion. It will traverse four states — Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Selangor.
Meanwhile, Wee said the situation on almost all major roads nationwide was under control despite the high volume of vehicles in most states.
He said banning heavy vehicles from entering main and federal roads had helped ease traffic.
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