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Seoul's Futuristic Metro

By Ravichandran D.J Paul

 

SEOUL (Bernama) -- One of the key features of any modern metropolis is its metro, namely the intra-city rail transport that makes travelling across the traffic-choked city a breeze.

However, planning, implementing and maintaining a metro system is not only costly but also requires in-depth knowledge and expertise. This is especially so when there are different train systems making up the metro, like in Malaysia where the metro network comprises the MRT, LRT, ERL, monorail and KTM rail lines. Many of the metros of the world today are constantly finding ways to keep their maintenance cost and downtime of their rail assets at a minimum. Hence, excellent management practices, effective in-house maintenance and development of indigenous technologies are crucial for any metro operator. 

Though the metro system puts Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur on a par with many major cities of the world, the country has lots to learn in being innovative in managing and maintaining the system efficiently for the future.  

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