The federal government wants to contemplate imposing congestion fees in Kuala Lumpur as soon as the event of the general public transport infrastructure has reached a sure stage. In keeping with pure assets and environmental sustainability minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, that is to make sure that the town could be made extra sustainable.
He stated whereas discussions had been held on imposing congestion fees after the completion of the MRT3 Circle Line, the matter shouldn’t be put away and forgotten, as FMT reviews. “It received’t be my resolution, however one thing we have now to contemplate if we need to speak about a extra sustainable metropolis shifting ahead,” he stated.
He added that imposing congestion fees could be a troublesome however essential resolution that the federal government must make, much like when it launched the focused electrical energy tariff, which compelled corporations to discover photo voltaic vitality.
“Now we have to keep in mind that we have to change our habits. Nothing has been determined, however you recognize, the federal government has to make troublesome choices. Previously yr, for instance, we began the journey in direction of the focused electrical energy tariff, and after all of the complaints and whatnot, many corporations have been compelled to begin putting in photo voltaic panels and vitality effectivity measures,” Nik Nazmi defined.
In March final yr, then transport minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong stated congestion fees could be thought of after the MRT3’s completion in 2030, with the charge construction for automobiles getting into the town to be checked out when the general public transport community system was totally accomplished.
A congestion cost for automobiles getting into metropolis centres will not be a brand new idea, having been carried out in cities comparable to London, Singapore, Stockholm and Milan. Supported with the appropriate public transport infrastructure, the introduction of an environmental charge is seen as among the many finest methods to cut back site visitors congestion within the Klang Valley, particularly within the federal capital. Such a transfer has in fact been proposed earlier than, from as early as 2015.
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