Great news that MRT 3 is reviving and MRT 2 is completing soon and operating in August 2021. That will make our public transportation coverage much wider and much further. Thus this will further benefit Malaysians where our Public Transport system is much better than ever.
Back to 7th November 2020, Malaysia government had announced in Budget 2021 that they are reviving the multi-billion ringgit Mass Rapid Transit Line 3 (MRT 3) under the Budget 2021.
"Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz says the government has allocated RM15bil for transport infrastructure projects for 2021 as part of the government’s commitments that will benefit the people. Aside the MRT 3 project, the government will fund projects like Pan Borneo Highway, Rapid Transit System Johor–Singapore, first phase of Klang Valley Double Track (KVDT) and Gemas-Johor double tracking."
Today, it is announce by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong that the construction of the Mass Rapid Transit Line 3 (MRT3) project, which was suspended by the previous government, will begin in the second half of this year. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said as such, the ministry had given Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) three months to update the studies conducted previously on the implementation of the project, to be presented to the Cabinet.
“In the recent cabinet meeting, the government agreed to go ahead with the MRT3 Circle Line and MRT Corp was given three months to update the studies which include the cost of this project,” he told reporters here today.
He said this after inspecting the operational availability of the first phase of the Putrajaya MRT Line from the Sri Damansara Sentral MRT Station to the Kampung Batu MRT Station, Kuala Lumpur.
On the Putrajaya MRT Line, Wee said the project had reached 97% in construction progress, and is expected to begin operations in August.
He said the remaining 3% of the 17.5km MRT line project only involves testing and commissioning of mechanical and electrical systems as well as trial operations.
Wee said the second phase of the project from Kampung Batu to Putrajaya, which had recorded an overall progress of 87%, is scheduled to start operations in January 2023.
The total construction cost of the Putrajaya line is RM30.53 billion.
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