MRT expected to reduce fatalities in road accidents

PETALING JAYA: The first two MRT lines in the Klang Valley will not only reduce environmental pollution, but are also expected to prevent about 200 deaths from road accidents in each year of operation.

A study by the International Institute for Global Health of the United Nations University (UNU) estimated that the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang and the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya lines would avert 183 deaths and 9,604 disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) every year.

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