KUALA LUMPUR: The public will be able to inspect modifications to the MRT Putrajaya Line’s original railway scheme from now until Dec 17.
Formerly known as Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line, the Putrajaya Line is the second line of the Klang Valley MRT Project to be developed to serve a corridor with a population of around two million people stretching from Kwasa Damansara in northwest Kuala Lumpur all the way to Putrajaya.
In a statement on Wednesday, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) said the modifications to the railway scheme took place in 2018.
Shortly after the 14th General Election, the Pakatan Harapan government embarked on a job scope reduction exercise, jettisoning the previous approach of building the system to move 400,000 passengers per day.
Other than reducing the number of trainsets from 58 to 49, the modifications include the deferred opening of Bandar Malaysia Utara and Bandar Malaysia Selatan underground stations, the deferment or revision or scrapping of station entrances and pedestrian bridges, and the deferment of multi-storey park-and-ride facilities in favour of at-grade park-and-ride facilities.
Coupled with other job scope reductions, the project cost has been cut from RM39.35bil to RM30.53bil, or by RM8.82bil.
At its full opening in January 2023, the Putrajaya Line will have 36 operational stations, of which 27 are elevated and nine underground.
Other than Bandar Malaysia Utara and Bandar Malaysia Selatan, two other provisional stations include Taman Teknologi Malaysia and Taman Universiti.
MRT Corp said the initial ridership at full service of the Putrajaya Line is expected to be around 104,000 passengers per day.
The public display of the modifications to the project is a requirement under Section 84 of the Land Public Transport Act 2010.
On display at the APAD office at Menara Tun Ismail Mohamed Ali, Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur, the display features site context plans and other documents, all accessible to the public from 9am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays, except public holidays.
For enquiries, contact MRT Corp via 1800-82-6868 or email@example.com.
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