Cable car from Penang Botanic Gardens to Penang Hill

October 17th, 2019 Leave a comment


The Penang government is in the midst of studying a proposal to build a cable car project from the recreational park in Penang Botanic Gardens to The Habitat in Penang Hill.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the proposal was to build the cable car alignment from Rifle Club at Penang Botanic Gardens up to the entrance of The Habitat.

“The plan is to have eight to 10 pylons from the park to the hilltop.

“In fact, the Penang Hill Corporation (PHC) has appointed a local consultant to conduct a pre-feasibility study of the project.

“There are also other alignments to be involved, which is from Penang Hill to Teluk Bahang.

“However, at this stage, the state is looking at connecting Penang Hill to Penang Botanic Gardens,” he told a press conference after attending a luncheon dialogue session with Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry at St Giles Wembley Hotel today.

In the recent Budget 2020, the Federal Government had allocated RM100 million to the state government to build a new cable car project with any additional costs incurred to be borne by the state.

Chow added that the project initiative was mooted by his predecessor Lim Guan Eng.

In a related development, Chow said there would be adjustments to the cable car project linking island and mainland.

He said the adjustments to the alignment were from the Noordin Street Ghaut station to a place near the ferry terminal.

“It is still on track,” he added.

Chow also revealed that the state and Rapid Penang were reviewing the free bus services. He pointed out that there were many empty seats on buses plying many of the routes.

“It incurs the state and Rapid Penang up to RM17 million annually for the free bus services,” he said, adding that it would be reviewed to provide a better service to commuters.

Earlier, the dialogue session was held to discuss the public transportation network which was moderated by ThinkCity Berhad programme director Murali Ram while the panelists included Prasarana Malaysia Berhad group chief operating officer Muhammad Nizam Alias, Globetronics Technology Berhad chief executive officer Datuk Heng Huck Lee, Gamuda Berhad Transport Planning director Ooi Peng Hong and Chow.

Various modes of public transportation, including their benefits to the people, and suggestions on solving traffic woes were brought up during the event.

Those present also took the opportunity to ask the panelists questions pertaining to the state’s transportation system.

Source: Buletin Mutiara


Categories: Property News Tags:
  1. Wei Yin Leong
    October 18th, 2019 at 11:47 | #1

    Support and Build it

  2. Zubi
    October 18th, 2019 at 12:05 | #2

    Well done

    At the same thing i’m waiting NGO shout “NEVER”! what a laughing stock who opposes almost everything, lol

  3. Zubi
    October 18th, 2019 at 12:06 | #3

    Well done

    At the same time i’m waiting NGO shout “NEVER”! what a laughing stock who opposes almost everything, lol

  4. ezalor
    October 19th, 2019 at 16:44 | #4

    Support. Penang NGO go to eat sh*t!

  5. Gabriel
    October 21st, 2019 at 11:31 | #5

    I support this project. The government should make sure that the cost to build the cable car must be at least RM5 Billion or more. This project can help developer to prosper.
    I wish that the cost for feasability study for it should be at least RM1 billion. That is the reasonable cost based on the Penang Tunnel feasibility study.
    Hope us can prosper from this business.

    • Zubi
      October 21st, 2019 at 18:53 | #6

      stop talk kok la, everyday talk without fact, lol
      You no feel shame your parents also feel shame

  1. No trackbacks yet.
(You can also Login/Register to submit your comment using unique ID)

Comment Guidelines
  • Avoid political discussion.
  • Comments with inappropriate wordings or personal attack may be moderated or deleted.
  • Developer must register before comment. All anonymous comments claimed to be from developer without registration will be deleted.
  • All advertisement in the comment will be deleted. Please contact us for advertising details.

To advertise your property in this page under "Related Properties for Sale/Rent":
 1. Submit your property at PenangPropertySale.com, it's FREE!
 (Please do not advertise your property in the comment)