Trams system is being proposed by Federal Territories Ministry as the main public transporation system for Cyberjaya and Putrajaya.
The proposal comes from the minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor based on the news published on The Malay Mail yesterday.
Tram system is extremely popular and efficient in countries like Australia, Austria and Germany. They don’t require very high cost to setup compared to monorail or MRT system. The photo above shows the tram system in Melbourne which I took a few weeks ago.
As there are many wide roads in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya, implementing the tram system makes it really ideal and more straight forward. It also blends in well with the city landscape. Since tram system runs on electric, it is also environmental friendly and produce almost no noise.
I believe this is a better system for both cities compared to the monorail system proposed for Putrajaya a few years ago. The project didn’t pick up due to lack of funds from the government.
If the system is efficient, potentially it may help reduce car usage within the cities and may address parking issues especially in Putrajaya.
Economic Planning Unit will soon open a “Request for Proposal” to companies interested to build the tram system.
Do you think tram is a better system as mass transportation system for Cyberjaya?