MRT Corp confident first phase route will begin operations in 2016

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 8): Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT
Corp) has expressed its confidence that the first phase of the MRT route will
begin operation in December 2016 followed by the second phase in July
2017.

MRT Corp strategic communications and public relations director Amir
Mahmood Razak said this optimism was based on uninterrupted
construction works – thanks to the efficiency of all parties involved.

To ensure safety and smooth traffic flow in the vicinity of construction sites, he
said MRT Corp provided facilities for emergency rescue team to response to
public complaints and emergency cases.

Covered pedestrian walkways are being built while notices on road closure
are placed around project sites, he said after visiting the Maluri MRT Station
in Cheras here today.

The first MRT route (Sungai Buloh-Kajang) involved two phases, namely
Sungai Buloh to Semantan (phase one) and Semantan to Kajang (phase
two).

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