It has been confirmed that the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line will be ready by July 2017 as initially scheduled.

MRT Corporation Sdn Bhd CEO, Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar is confident that the Klang Valley MRT project will be ready on time as 58.5% of the construction work for the 51km long MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line has been completed, The Sun Daily reports.

The CEO added that phase one of the revenue service; from Sungai Buloh to Semantan which involves seven underground stations, will begin in December 2016 as planned.

“For the whole phase (Line One and Line Two) which ends in Kajang, comprising of 31 stations, the service will start in July 2017,” said Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar during the site visit of the Cochrane and TRX underground MRT stations which are part of the seven underground stations.

He also said that the route from Sungai Buloh to Semantan has moved towards the system works, “This includes the laying of railway tracks for the line, the purchasing and commissioning of trains, installation of the power supply for the trains and signaling communication.”

The CEO also mentioned that the development of the second MRT line, the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line, had already received the conditional approval by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) last December.

“The public display for the proposed alignment is scheduled for the second quarter of this year, and the final alignment is targeted for approval in August, 2015,” he added.

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