EDTP will reduce the traveling time and traffic congestion commonly faced by road users . In addition, the use of electric locomotives in the Electrified Double Track is also benefical to local business, delivery services and cargo services by increasing the frequency and effectiveness of services due to it capability to reduce traveling time and costs fuels compared to land or air transport . It is also more environmentally friendly because electric locomotives does not emit hazardous waste and saves fuel.
Electrified Double Track from Ipoh to Padang Besar is a government project to improve rail transport standards in Malaysia and also allows people to enjoy the public transportation system in a faster, safer and in comfort at a reasonable price.
The Seremban - Gemas Double Track Project is expected to increase the capacity of the rail to ten times from the existing capacity . The rail service would be faster , safer and more comfortable.
The government has agreed to upgrade the 197km single track from Gemas to Johor Bahru in 2000. The planning includes determining the range and scope of work . EDTP GJB is a continuation of the Singapore - Kunming Rail Link.