Was hyped-up talk last year of a monorail test track in Batu Kawan little more than hot air?
Nothing seems to have moved since then – which is probably just as well. What was all that about then?
Penang monorail test track not materialising just yet
Written by Regina William
Monday, 06 September 2010 11:30
GEORGE TOWN: It is likely plans for the monorail test track which had been slated for construction in Batu Kawan will not materialise anytime soon.
It is learnt the Penang Development Corporation (PDC), which had received a proposal from one company sometime last year for land to construct the test track, has referred the matter to the state government. Sources told The Edge Financial Daily that the project status was currently at a “standstill” as nothing positive had materialised to date. The request for land is expected to be discussed at the next PDC board meeting, before any further action or decision is made on the proposed monorail test track.
The Edge weekly had reported last October that the state had in-principle given the green light to businessman Jeyakumar Varathan, a director of MRails, to build a monorail test track on a 30-acre site in Batu Kawan.
It was also reported that a no-obligation letter was issued to MRails by PDC following negotiations between both parties. Full article in The Edge.