Semantan-Kajang MRT 95% ready

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PETALING JAYA: Progress-wise, the second and final phase of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project involving the Semantan-Kajang line is almost 95% completed.

MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (MRT SBK) project director Marcus Karakashian said progress includes all station structure works, rail systems and trains.

“We expect the MRT test run for the Phase Two to take place as early as January 2017 before its operation in July the same year,” he told a media briefing here today.

The 30km Phase Two involves 19 stations between Semantan and Kajang.

This is part of the RM23 billion MRT project, which spans 51km with 31 stations.

Meanwhile, Feeder Bus and Infrastructure Development chief Rudyanto Azhar said 112 feeder buses would begin operating on 25 routes from 12 stations under the phase one Sungai Buloh-Semantan line this Friday.

He said the buses would run on a frequency of between 10 minutes and 15 minutes with the routes designed to serve residential and commercial areas within 3km of an MRT station.