The tour was Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s fifth working visit to the MRT project and the first time that he took the MRT train, reflecting his consistent commitment and concern to ensure that the project would meet the deadline and cost specified.
Najib, who arrived at the Semantan Station at 5pm yesterday, was greeted by MRT Corp chairman Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, chief executive officer Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar and the director of Projek Laluan SBK Marcus Karakashian.
He later boarded the MRT train that will be operational for the first route, namely the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) stretch from the Semantan Station to the Pusat Bandar Damansara Station prior to the Phileo Damansara Station.
Najib later took a look around the Phileo Damansara Station and visited the pedestrian bridge over the Sprint Highway that links to the Phileo Damansara commercial centre.
He ended his visit by taking the train back to the Semantan Station.
A statement from MRT Corp said the progress for the project for the SBK route was currently at 89%.
The first phase for the SBK route from Sungai Buloh to Semantan will begin operations in December, while the remaining route from Semantan to Kajang will start operations in July 2017.
The project, stretching 51km, involves 31 stations at a cost of RM23bil
Credit – Bernama