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MY – Malaysia to Add a New LRT Line to Klang?

May 30, 2013

An initial study is being undertaken on the addition of another transit rail extension to address the huge number of commuters using the Port Klang to Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam line.

Chief executive officer of Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), Mohd Nur Kamal, stated that an initial study is being undertaken by Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd on the addition of another transit rail extension to address the huge number of commuters using the Port Klang to Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam line.  Another study on a new line from Kelana Jaya or Subang to Port Klang will also be conducted.  

Kamal, however, could not confirm the cost for the possible line extension, which has been reported at about RM5-B to RM6-B by the local daily.  

The state-owned Prasarana is currently undertaking the extension of its Kelana Jaya and Ampang Lines worth RM7-B.  

SPAD is ready to present its feasibility study result on the two MRT lines this quarter, according to Mohd Nur during the 2013 transport seminar.  

The first MRT line worth about RM23-B is from the Sungai Buloh area to Kajang.  Currently being constructed, the line is crucial for the Greater Kuala Lumpur plan.  

Meanwhile, the high-speed rail traveling between Singapore and Malaysia is gaining traction with both countries working on its details.   

At the seminar, Mohd Nur stated the importance of gathering the stakeholders responsible for the transformation of the country’s public transport.  

In his address during the seminar, Chairman of SPAD, Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar, stated that aside from the infrastructure, the public transport system, manpower, and services should also be improved to achieve the objective of the country to make Kuala Lumpur among the 20 most liveable cities worldwide.

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