Najib: 50pc off MRT, LRT, Monorail fares till Merdeka

Rebecca Barbier
Julho 17, 2017

Its Chief Executive Officer Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah said Phase 2 of MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line, which will be launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today (July 17) is built to last for generations to come.

"I said, let's try to do a ranking of MRT stations to find out where we stand in the world?"

"If the commuters were to leave their cars at home and take the train, imagine the empty space that we could have on the roads, and vehicle owners could also save time and cost", he said after launching the new route at the Tun Razak Exchange Station here today.

The premier did not reveal the identity of the person, but he said he felt "enormous pride and personal satisfaction" over the completion of the rail project, which he touted as the newest and modern modern MRT system in the world. "And on par with Singapore", he said when opening the second phase of the line which connects the suburb of Sungai Buloh in the north of Selangor to the township of Kajang in the south of the state. "We are seeing not just the MRT but the shape of the future of Malaysia before our eyes", The Star Online quoted Mr Najib as saying.

The SBK line has 19 stations and will start operations at 4pm today.

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The MRT, a RM21 billion (S$6.7 billion) infrastructure project, will serve 1.2 million Malaysians along the 51km route.

It is estimated that some 400,000 people will commute on the MRT daily.

The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) has set a high benchmark for Malaysia's future public transportation plan, taking into account connectivity needs, as well as the people's quality of life, said the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).

Another LRT line is now under construction and scheduled for completion by 2020, while a second MRT line is expected to be completed by 2022, with a third one targeted for 2027.

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