It's really good to hear that the line extension project (LEP) for the Kelana Jaya Line is going to operating very soon. It's been something that we waiting for a while. This will benefit not only the residence nearby but also boost for property value nearby. It's bring goods in overall.
Kelana Jaya LRT extension to be ready by June
The line extension project (LEP) for the Kelana Jaya Line is poised to open as scheduled on 30 June, according to Prasarana.
Datuk Zohari Sulaiman, CEO of Prasarana rail and Infrastruture Projects Sdn Bhd (PRAISE), revealed that the extension of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) is nearly complete and they are mostly doing testing, touch-up and cleaning works.
“We have carried out the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) exercise as part of requirement set up by the governing authority for public transport, Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).”
The ERP, which was held at the Subang Alam station, aims to check the readiness of the facilities and system, as well as test the preparedness of the operations team
Spanning 17.4 kilometres, the LEP began from the Kelana Jaya station and covered twelve new stations, including those in Ara Damansara, Subang Jaya and USJ before finishing at Putra Heights.
Aside from the aforementioned stations, the development also involved the stations in Lembah Subang, Ara Damansara, Glenmarie, Subang Jaya, SS 15, SS 18, USJ 7, Taipan, Wawasan, USJ 21 and Alam Megah.
To further improve connectivity, the extended line was also linked with the Bus Rapid Transit-Sunway Line at USJ 7 station and the KTM Komuter network at the Subang Jaya station.
With this longer network, the Kelana Jaya Line will have an overall length of 46.4 kilometres, snaking through the high-populated areas of Bangsar, Taman Melati, Setiawangsa, Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur’s central business district (CBD).
Mangalesri Chandrasekaran, Editor at PropertyGuru, edited this story.
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