KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 – Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Corporation Sdn Bhd has announced the finalised names for all of its 31 Sg Buloh-Kajang Line stations. Out of 31, 20 stations had their names changed from the previous provisional names due to locality and the need to reduce similarities of names for different stations in an area.
“After obtaining feedback from the public during the public display, the proposed alignment underwent some changes resulting in some station locations being changed.” “However, the original names were maintained, resulting in them having names which did not reflect their locality,” MRT Corp strategic communications and public relations director Amir Mahmood Abdul Razak said in a statement.
The finalised station names, which were approved by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, had provisional names which were determined prior to the public display of the corporation’s Sg Buloh-Kajang Line Railway Scheme in 2012. “The finalised station names will be used from now on.” Among the stations which had their names changed are Muzium Negara (previous KL Sentral), Tun Razak Exchange (Pasar Rakyat), Taman Mutiara (Leisure Mall), Taman Connaught (Plaza Phoenix), and Mutiara Damansara (The Curve).
Meanwhile, completion of the project stood at 55.21% on Oct 31 according to a separate statement issued by the corporation’s chief executive officer Datuk Wira Azhar Abdul Hamid. In expressing his satisfaction with the project’s financial situation, Azhar said 78 work packages with a total value of RM21.02 billion have been awarded with another seven work packages remaining.
“As mentioned earlier, we do not expect the total construction cost to go beyond RM23 billion when the remaining work packages are awarded,” Azhar said, adding that DanaInfra Nasional Bhd had raised RM11.7 billion as of August through the sales of sukuk. Azhar said Phase One between Sg Buloh and Semantan stations are expected to be operational by Dec 31, 2016 and the entire line is expected to be operational by 31st July the following year.