Kajang-Putrajaya rail mission could possibly be revived – report

There are plans to revive the deserted Putrajaya rail hyperlink mission and lengthen it to the Kajang MRT station, in accordance with a report by The Star. It says that Putrajaya Holdings – the grasp developer of Malaysia’s administrative capital – is reconsidering the rail line due to heavy visitors within the space. “It began as a monorail mission inside Putrajaya. Now other than monorail, the choice is to make it a light-weight rail transit (LRT) mission with connectivity as much as the MRT station in Kajang,” the report’s supply mentioned concerning the mission, which has been deserted since 2004. The road may most likely be developed at a price of about RM2 billion, sources mentioned. “Whereas it might take about six months to a 12 months earlier than the mission improvement begins, I can affirm that the federal government needs to proceed with the mission,” the supply mentioned, including that improvement of the brand new rail hyperlink could be dealt with by Putrajaya Corp and the Federal Territories ministry. The mentioned rail line would full “a circle connecting Sungai Buloh, Kajang and Putrajaya,” it's mentioned, as regards to the MRT Line 1 from Sungai Buloh to Kajang, and the MRT Line 2 from Sungai Buloh to Putrajaya. The latter is at the moment below building. With such a rail line, commuters, particularly civil servants, will have the ability to commute between Kajang and Putrajaya. A tram service was additionally mooted earlier than. “It is sensible to develop the rail hyperlink, contemplating that the civil works and tunneling have been finished however are left unused till now,” mentioned the supply. In October 2018, Putrajaya Corp president Datuk Dr Aminuddin Hassim mentioned the stalled monorail mission could also be revived quickly. “We're trying on the price issue and whether or not it's affordable to do it, making an allowance for the anticipated ridership,” he mentioned, hinting that the road is perhaps prolonged to Bangi, Kajang and even KL. The report factors out that this “white elephant” mission was first mooted throughout Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s first stint as prime minister. The unique plan was for an LRT system, earlier than it was scaled right down to a two-line monorail to match Putrajaya’s inhabitants density again then. After Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi took over as PM in 2004, he shelved the monorail mission, citing a scarcity of funds. The publish Kajang-Putrajaya rail mission could possibly be revived – report appeared first on Paul Tan's Automotive Information.