SPAD chief executive officer Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah (center) said the commission has received the green light from the government to initiate the exercise for bids to implement the new public transportation system. Pic by NSTP/ ZULFADHLI ZULKIFLI

KUALA LUMPUR: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) will initiate a Request for Proposal (RFP) exercise for a 53km tram service system connecting Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Bangi and Kajang.

Its chief executive officer Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah said the commission has received the green light from the government to initiate the exercise for bids to implement the new public transportation system.

He said the RFP will be issued within the three to six months.

"We have conducted feasibility studies and have presented the report to the government.

"(And) an approval has also been given to us to initiate the RFP exercise," he said during media briefing of 2017 Land Public Transport Report Card today.

He said since the tram system will be the first for Malaysia, SPAD is learning from other countries, in Asia and Europe, on the technology best suited for use here.

"We are still learning and have yet to decide, but (for now) we are open to any system." he said, pointing out that the tram service system will be integrated with other available public transportation systems.

"We believe the new system will help to alleviate congestion in the said areas." Azharuddin added. — Report by Nor Ain Mohamed Radhi, Fahmy Azril Rosli and Nur Lela Zulkipli

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