THE high-speed Light Rail Transit Three (LRT3) Klang parcel has been given a 1.2km extension with the inclusion of a station near the Klang Market along Jalan Meru.
Under the new proposal, the Jalan Meru station which was originally positioned near Klang High School will be located closer to Klang Parade shopping mall.
Prasarana group communications and strategic marketing executive vice-president Lim Jin Aun said the changes were made after taking into consideration feedback from the public.
He said the extension will cost Prasarana an additional RM350mil.
“The proposed new station will provide easier access to the wet market for people from all over Klang.
“A parking facility to accommodate 500 cars will also be available at this station,” he said.
He added that residents from Taman Muhibah had expressed their dissatisfaction over the original plan which saw the track going into their neighbourhood.
“However, the issue has been resolved with the realignment of the route, which has paved the way for an elevated station over Jalan Meru about 150m away from the Klang Parade,” he said.
LRT3 project director Norila Noah, who conducted a briefing session for the public at the Dewan Taman Eng Ann in Klang, said they would be submitting the proposed changes to the relevant authorities including the Klang Municipal Council for approval.
She said the project was expected to start next year and scheduled to be completed in 2020.
“We hope Klang residents will be happy with the project as it will help to ease traffic woes,” she said, receiving applause from some 200 people gathered at the briefing.
LRT3 will span 36km with 2km running underground across 25 stations from Bandar Utama to Kampung Johan Setia, Klang.
The line is expected to connect the Western Corridor of the Klang Valley to Kuala Lumpur city centre – a route that is currently only being serviced by KTM Komuter.