SERI KEMBANGAN: The SSP Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line, scheduled to be completed by 2022, will help reduce traffic congestion in Serdang and Seri Kembangan.
SSP is short for Sungai Buloh-Serdang–Putrajaya, a route which spans 37 stops.
Speaking at a press conference at the MRT information centre here today, MRTCorp Director of Strategic Communications and Stakeholder Relations Najmuddin Abdullah said the economic development in these areas has been “outstanding” and there is a need to cater for the huge population and the increase in traffic congestion in Serdang and Seri Kembangan.
“With more transportation projects like MRT, the grouses of Serdang and Seri Kembangan residents, having to endure the daily massive traffic congestion can be improved.”
According to Najmuddin, Jalan Besar, Jalan Utama and the KL-Seremban Highway are always heavily congested.
“With numerous shopping malls, hypermarkets and schools along the roads, more than 319,000 cars pass by these three roads on a daily basis.
The Serdang Raya North, Serdang Raya South and Seri Kembangan Stations are expected to serve 14,100 commuters daily.
It is estimated each station will have daily ridership of 4,200 people for Serdang Raya North, 4,900 people for Serdang Raya South and 5,000 people for Seri Kembangan respectively.
Also present was Serdang MP Ong Kian Ming who said that what was important was the affordability in terms of public transportation.
“Any public transportation system needs to be affordable. Something that needs to be looked into is integrated fares where people won’t be forced to pay two different fares for one trip. But I believe SPAD is already looking into that.”