KUCHING, May 10: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Youth Central believes the proposed light rail transit (LRT) initiative will ease the most congested expressway between Kuching and Samarahan.
Its secretary-general, Milton Foo, said commuters were frustrated when using that road as the congestion was not only restricted to the morning- and after-office hours periods but also to normal hours, starting from 6.30am until 10pm.
He cited, as an example, his presence at a Unimas function at the university campus last month, while representing Minister for Local Government and Housing as the guest-of-honour. While at Unimas, Foo said he received a lot of complaints regarding the traffic flow between Kuching and Samarahan.
“This further corroborates the fact of the people’s frustration when using that road, especially those who use it every day as rightly pointed out by CM (Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg).
“I thank CM and the GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) government for making such a bold and right move to build LRT, benefiting the people despite many mega projects in Sarawak were withdrawn by the federal government,” he said in a statement today.
Yesterday, Abang Johari told reporters on the sidelines of the State Assembly that the once-shelved LRT project had been revived, where work would start soon on the first phase covering the Kuching-Samarahan sector. He explained that the state government decided to proceed with this plan due to “many requests” from the public. — DayakDaily