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Wednesday December 5, 2012

Integrated rail transport hub for Eco City

Talented: Nong Chik (third from left) posing with winners of a Eco Mural painting competition. SP Setia Bhd president and
CEO Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin is on the right. Talented: Nong Chik (third from left) posing with winners of a Eco Mural painting competition. SP Setia Bhd president and CEO Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin is on the right.

WITH the aim to become a future landmark for a world class sustainable eco-project within a city, one of KL Eco City’s main attraction factor is its accessibity, including an integrated rail transport hub.

According to SP Setia Bhd Group executive vice-president Richard Ong, the hub will bring together the LRT, KTM and future MRT line under one roof and will be completed by 2015.

“There is already the existing Abdullah Hukum LRT station on the Kelana Jaya line right next to KL Eco City.

“Besides this is an existing KTM Komuter line servicing the Port Klang — Sentul route where we will built a new station at a cost of RM25mil,” he said.

The new station, to be named after the development, is between the Angkasapuri and KL Sentral stops.

Ong added that they also plan to construct an underground station box for a future MRT stop either on the proposed second or circle line.

To provide convenient assessibility to KL Eco City, four new ramps will also be built to link the project with the Federal Highway and Jalan Maarof.

“These roads will lead to KL Eco City from Bangsar or Damansara as well as from Kuala Lumpur along the Federal Highway.

“There will also be new exit ramps to the same locations as well as to Petaling Jaya along the same highway,” Ong said.

Within KL Eco City itself, the roads follows a two-tier system with the upper tier for access to the various lobbies and main entrances for drop off and pick up purposes.

The lower tier on the other hand provices access to the service levels and parking lots.

Ong also highlighted the pedestrian connectivity where a link bridge will be built to connect Mid Valley to the rail transport hub through the project.

KL Eco City, an integrated green mixed-use project, features several residential and office towers, including a new Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) block, retail space and a hotel.

A new mosque, with its own parking podium, will also be built.

More details on the project can be viewed at the Setia International Centre located at the project site that was recently launched by Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin.

The project is a joint venture between SP Setia and DBKL.

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