Ampang LRT Line extension on track

No delays: Zohari says the new trains for the Ampang LRT Line are being tested progressively.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Prasarana Malaysia Bhd’s Ampang LRT line extension project is on track with the first phase set for launch on Oct 31, as scheduled.

“For Phase 2, the completion date for the project is on March 31, 2016. We are committed to deliver the project on time. Theres no issue of delay,” Prasarana group director of project development Datuk Zohari Sulaiman said.

Zohari, who is also CEO of Prasarana Rail and Infrastructure Projects Sdn Bhd, said the overall completion rate of Phase 1, which involved the opening of four new stations for the Ampang Line, was at 93%.

“We are very confident that we can meet the timeline. The four new stations – Awan Besar, Muhibbah, Alam Sutera and Kinrara BK5 along the Ampang LEP – will be opened for full service on Oct 31. The remaining stations under Phase 2 are almost 70% completed,” he added.

Zohari said the new trains for the Ampang LRT Line were being tested progressively and plans were afoot to organise a media briefing on the Ampang LEP in the coming weeks.

He was responding on a report quoting George Kent (M) Bhd chairman Tan Sri Tan Kay Hock that the company expected a year’s delay in the RM1.1bil Ampang LRT extension project, which was scheduled for completion in March next year.

“Everyone should just focus on the work at hand. With the aggressive mitigation and acceleration plans, we would be able to meet the target of the revenue service date,” Zohari said. — Bernama

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