Government pulls the plug on MRT Line 3 project
The KL-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) isnât the only rail project that has been called off in a bid to save money â" the government has also decided to pull the plug on the proposed Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line 3, according to The Star.
The announcement was made by prime mnister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad earlier today following a Cabinet meeting. He said that the government is reviewing all projects that were previously initiated by the administration of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Also known as the MRT Circle Line, the fully automated and driverless rail system extension was to have formed the loop line of the Greater KL/Klang Valley integrated transit system. Originally targeted for completion by 2025, MRT3 was meant to provide coverage in areas surrounding Bandar Malays ia, Ampang, KL Ecocity, Bukit Kiara and Sentul.
This will leave the Klang Valley with two MRT lines. The first, the Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line, was completed in two stages, with Phase 1 commencing operations in December 2016 and Phase 2 in July last year. Construction of the second Sungai Buloh-Putrajaya line has already begun, and it is expected to be completed by 2022.Source: Google News