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MRT SBK Line to Be Completed As Scheduled At No Extra Cost

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PUTRAJAYA – The MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line will be completed as scheduled with no additional cost to be incurred, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

Spanning 51 kilometres, the MRT-SBK line, which is being built at the cost of RM23 billion, is now 89 per cent completed.

“The first MRT line (SBK line) is right on schedule and will be delivered with no additional cost,” the prime minister said at the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) line ground breaking ceremony here, today.

The first phase of the metro line between Sungai Semantan and Sungai Buloh is expected to start operations in December this year, while the remaining track until Kajang will be ready by July 2017.

On the MRT SSP line, Najib said the 52.2-km track, which will be built at the cost of RM32 billion, is expected to be fully operational by the second quarter of 2022.

He said the last station of the SSP line will be Putrajaya Sentral, which will cater to the needs of commuters in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya, enabling them to get to Kuala Lumpur in just 30 minutes.

“I also understand that this line (SSP) will have interchanges with existing rail services (such as) KTM Komuter, LRT, Monorail and the future KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail,” he added.Both the SBK and SSP lines will be served by 58 train sets for each line. – BERNAMA

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