Wednesday, 28 June 2017

(NST) Phase two of Klang Valley MRT project is 99 per cent ready

SEPANG: The second phase of the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit 1 project is 99 per cent ready.

Prasarana Malaysia Bhd president and group chief executive officer Datuk Azmi Abdul Aziz said the train service from Semantan to Kajang, which is in its final stages of testing, will be fully operational come July 17.

“We are currently running final test runs on the trains. This is to ensure smooth running of the trains during and after the launch,” he told reporters at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) today.

The MRT (1) phase 1, which began operations on Dec 16 last year, and the second phase, which will be launched in July 17, will complete the 51km Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line.

Some 500,000 passengers on a daily basis are expected to benefit from both the phases.

Azmi was met at a sending-off ceremony of Prasarana's train captains to work for the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Makkah Metro Southern Line (MMMSL) in Mecca.

Some 49 train captains left for Mecca today to join 50 train captains who are already at the MMMSL Depot, to undergo training and a test run of 15 sets of trains and 12 carriages which will be used for the Haj season beginning August 29.