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MRT Line 2 will begin construction by June next year


Mass Rapid Transit Corporation has announced that the second phase of its Klang Valley MRT project, which is the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line (MRT Line 2), will begin construction in June 2016.

"With the length of about 52.2 km, this line would span from Sungai Buloh to Serdang to Putrajaya and expected to be completed within five years. Total length for the elevated alignment is 38.7 km and for the underground it is 13.5km,” said MRT Corp director of Strategic Communications and Public Relations Mahmood Razak, as quoted by Bernama.

The MRT Line 2 will have 36 stations – 25 elevated and 11 underground – and the time consumed for the journey from Sungai Buloh to Putrajaya, is approximately 84 minutes.

Mahmood Razak also revealed that the public display of the Detailed Environment Impact Assessment (DEIA), will run for a month until May 19, and the feedback will be received by June this year.

He added that a stakeholder engagement, including a perception survey, case interviews, public dialogues and focus group discussions were also ongoing.

“Based on feedback from the perception survey and stakeholders engagement, safety and security, traffic congestion, dust pollution, noise and vibration plus flash floods were perceived as the most important concerns.

"We took mitigation measures such as further engagement before construction and during construction and proper standard operating procedures when dealing with cracks and vibrations from construction activities,” he added.

(Photo source: mymrt.com.my)

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