KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 — Minister of Health Dr Zaliha Mustafa said today she would discuss with her transport counterpart Anthony Loke to expedite the service of shuttle buses between Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) and the newly built MRT station nearby.
“I have requested Anthony Loke to approve the shuttle bus project to facilitate the movement for passengers to HKL,” said Dr Zaliha shortly at a press conference after an official visit to the hospital here.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim officially launched the MRT Putrajaya Line Phase 2 (MRT2), which spans 57.7km in length with a total of 36 stations, including the said HKL station.
The HKL MRT station is situated across the hospital, separated by the busy six-lane Jalan Tun Razak.
The line stretches from Kwasa Damansara to Putrajaya and runs through densely populated areas such as Sri Damansara, Kepong, Batu, Jalan Ipoh, Sentul, Kampung Baru, Jalan Tun Razak, KLCC, Tun Razak Exchange, Kuchai Lama, Seri Kembangan, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.
It is expected to reduce congestion, especially on roads and highways leading to Kuala Lumpur city centre.