The Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) is the state government’s biggest infrastructural undertaking in recent history. The state first launched a feasibility study – commonly known as the Halcrow study1 – and later through an open bidding system as evaluated and recommended by the independent advisory KPMG, appointed SRS Consortium (SRS) as the Project Delivery Partner of the PTMP.
Partially based on Halcrow’s findings, SRS proposes to build an elevated Light-Rail Transit (LRT) from Permatang Damar Laut to Komtar, connecting important places such as the airport, Free Industrial Zone, Sungai Nibong Bus Express Terminal, Subterranean Penang International Convention & Exhibition Centre (SPICE), Universiti Sains Malaysia and George Town.
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