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Friday, 30 June 2017

(The Edge Financial Daily) Phase 2 of MRT 99% completed

The construction of Phase 2 of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang line is 99% completed and will be operational by next month as scheduled, Bernama reported Prasarana Malaysia Bhd president and group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Azmi Abdul Aziz as saying on Wednesday.

The 30km Semantan-Kajang stretch (Phase 2) is currently undergoing various tests to ensure smooth operation of the train service, Azmi said.

“When Phase 2 of the MRT is launched this July 17 by the Prime Minister [Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak], the 51km Sungai Buloh-Kajang line will be fully operational by then.

“If we see [MRT] trains in Kajang, [that means] these trains are undergoing tests,” he added.

Phase 1 of the MRT project, which involves the 20km Sungai Buloh-Semantan stretch, has been in operation since December 2016.

On the progress of the Light Railway Transit Line 3, Azmi said that the award of the main tender would be finalised next month and scheduled to be completed in August 2020.