Putrajaya Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line’s Phase Two is now 93.52% completed and is expected to start operation by January 2023 as scheduled, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong.
He revealed that major infrastructure such as stations, tunnels and other structures had been completed, while the remaining works for completion included building services as well as landscaping and architectural finishes, reported Bernama.
“I am very pleased to see this level of progress, and I am confident that Phase Two of the Putrajaya Line can start operating as targeted in January 2023,” said Wee following his visit to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital MRT crossing site.
“The construction of the Putrajaya MRT Line is timely as it is an important catalyst in the country’s economic recovery by enabling many people to return to work and normal life.”
Meanwhile, construction works for Phase One of the Putrajaya MRT line is 99.9% completed, and is expected to open by end-November.
Previously known as Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line, the MRT Putrajaya Line covers 56.2 kilometres and will feature 36 stations, for both phases. It will run from Kwasa Damansara to Putrajaya station.
Wee shared that his ministry worked hard to reopen other transport industry sectors such as logistics, ports and air transport to support the efforts of the government towards a recovery.
“However, it must be implemented very carefully to ensure the safety of the public. Therefore, my ministry will ensure that standard operating procedures (SOPs) and precautions are strictly implemented by all parties in the transport industry,” he said as quoted by Bernama.
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