KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 – Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) has announced its effort to continue develop the MRT Line 2, this year. This has emerged following the government’s decision to review Budget 2015 due to the latest global economic climate as well as maintain MRT Corp development expenditures worth RM48.5 billion for 2015.
MRT Corp chief Executive Officer, Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar said through the decision the company will be able to proceed with the implementation of various infrastructure projects including the MRT Line 2. “A second MRT line for the city is the logical step especially as we have taken the position of making urban rail as the backbone of public transportation for the Klang Valley.
With the expertise we have now and the resources available from the first line, building the second MRT line is timely,” Shahril said. He added that it is vital to continue the development of infrastructure in ensuring the economic growth and generating employment.
“On our part, we will continue to be prudent in our expenditures. Safety as well as quality of work will not be compromised as it is a key cornerstone for MRT Corp,” he added. The MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line will be the second MRT line to be built after the Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line with the proposed alignment is set for public display in March 2015.
The MRT Line 2 consists of 31 elevated and nine underground will cover Kepong, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah (Jalan Ipoh), Kampung Baru, KLCC East, Pandan Jaya, Pandan Mewah, Plaza Phoenix and The Mines in Serdang. The final station in Putrajaya Sentral is marked as its 40th station. When approval of the final alignment completed in August, the rail lines constructions are set to begin in November.