KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur-Klang Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project was scrapped because of overlaps with the LRT3 line that is currently under construction, says Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri (pic).
The Minister in the Prime Minister's Department said the decision had nothing to do with claims that the project was plagued with problems from the get-go.
"The cancellation was decided on after detailed observation on the project proposal as well as after taking into consideration other public infrastructure projects in the greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley area.
"We found that this BRT project would overlap with the proposed LRT3 project, which covers Bandar Utama to Johan Setia in Klang, via Glenmarie, Shah Alam and Bandar Klang," she said in reply to a question by Dr Ong Kian Ming (DAP-Serdang) in Parliament Tuesday.
Nancy insisted that the cancellation did not mean that the project was not beneficial, but simply because the LRT3 project was deemed to have a bigger impact.
Last week, the Government announced the cancellation of the RM2bil project, which was meant to run parallel to the Federal Highway.
The RM9bil LRT3 project was launched last year, and is expected to be completed by August 2020.