The new "Policy Address" proposes the development of five railway projects in the "Northern Metropolis". The DAB Legislative Council Member Chen Hengpin said on the RTHK program that there are currently many large-scale development projects in the north of the New Territories. The railway line is difficult to load and cannot cope with the new population.
He suggested that two additional inter-regional railways should be built in the east and west of the New Territories as soon as possible to help alleviate traffic congestion.
Regarding the development of multiple railway projects, Chen Heng-pin suggested that other railway companies should be introduced to speed up the construction. He emphasized that it is not to introduce competition for the sake of competition, but to help the light MTR.
He also pointed out that the MTR used to build high-speed rail, Shazhong line, etc., which gave everyone a painful experience. He believed that finding a new railway operator was a rational appeal.
Chen Hengpin pointed out that there are many large-scale development projects in the north of the New Territories, and he is worried that the East Rail Line and West Rail Line will not be able to load.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said earlier that the development of the "Northern Metropolis" can provide employment opportunities for the district, and citizens may not need to travel to and from the city every day.
Chen Hengpin believes that it has been more than 2040 years since the "Northern Metropolis" was completed. However, in 2030, Hung Shui Bridge and Kutungbei have already entered the community. I believe that the metropolis will still not form a commercial area by then. "Will the people go and rework?"
Chen Hengpin also pointed out that the government plans to build Route 11 before 2036 to facilitate people's travel between the northwestern New Territories and the urban area. However, traffic will still be congested before 2036. He suggested that the government should reshape the transport capacity as soon as possible.
2021 Policy Address Northern Metropolitan Area (Map by 01 Research Institute)
Chen Hengpin's material cost is very expensive. Advocating the introduction of different railways
Regarding the development of many railway projects, Chen Heng-pin suggested that other railway companies should be introduced to speed up the construction, "relying on the MTR to make things easier." As for Lam Cheng recently stated that "competition will not be introduced purely for competition," Chen Heng-pin emphasized that except for northern cities Outside the district, new towns have been completed one after another. "The MTR system can be done in a heart-warming manner", emphasizing that competition is not introduced for the sake of competition.
He also pointed out that in the past, the MTR was building high-speed rail and Shazhong line, which gave everyone a painful experience. He believed that finding a new rail operator was a rational appeal.
As for the cost, Chen Hengpin believes that the cost is very expensive. The Hong Kong Bridge Station has already cost 4.1 billion and the Gudong Station has cost 3.1 billion. Therefore, he believes that the introduction of different railway companies can change the cost of iron construction.
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