31 May '18, 12pm

Pros & cons of building S’pore-KL High Speed Rail, briefly weighed https://t.co/MiLf56xyAw

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on May 30 he will reconsider the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project that has been tentatively cancelled . Advertisement This comment came after Malaysia had unilaterally decided to drop the project just days earlier, citing a lack of money-making prospects. However, when asked if he would reconsider should Singapore request for the project’s continuation, Mahathir replied: “We will listen to them. They are our good partners.” Pros and cons So far, the pros and cons of proceeding with the HSR has been touched upon in brief by the media that is more inclined to report on the latest status update of the project’s tentativeness. So, here is how the pros and cons compare. Advertisement HSR doesn’t make sense • With Malaysia’s current fiscal issues, and more pressing transportation needs, the HSR is not the most nec...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/05/hsr-pros-cons-costs-benefits/

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