35,000 responses received during KL-S’pore HSR public inspection exercise

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on February 9, 2018.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project has received more than 35,000 responses from its compulsory three-month public inspection exercise.

Key areas of interest listed by visitors were the potential benefits brought about by the project in terms of ease of travel and economic development, land acquisition process, station locations and alignment, and environmental mitigation measures to be employed by the project.

“About 95% of public feedback received from visitors and survey respondents were supportive of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR project, with 98% of response received from Kuala Lumpur and Johor,” said MyHSR Corp Sdn Bhd in a statement yesterday.

Most of the total respondents were represented by the 21-40 age group, it added.

The exercise that ended on Jan 31 provided the public with the opportunity to view information about the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR project such as the planned alignment, locations of the seven Malaysian HSR stations, typical station features and layout, land acquisition plans, railway technical data and the socio-economic development programme at the booths.

MyHSR Corp chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal said the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR’s environmental impact study was also showcased at the public inspection booths for its one month compulsory display from Dec 27, 2017 to Jan 25, 2018.

This study is available for review and feedback on MyHSR Corp’s website until today.