With the Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line commencing operations at the end of this year, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) hosted a general briefing on the second line, MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line (SSP) to a number of Member of Parliaments (MPs), Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUNs), Mayor, Yang di-Pertua (YDP) and Councilors.
This briefing, held on 13 May 2016 at MRT Info Centre Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, was one of the efforts to promote the new line to certain locations along the alignment.
The briefing was jointly organised by MRT Corp and MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd (MGKT).
Among the Member of Parliaments who attended the briefing were:
· YB Dr Tan Seng Giaw: Kepong
· YB Tuan Chua Tian Chang: Batu
· On behalf of YB Dato’ Hj. Johari Bin Abd Ghani: Titiwangsa
· YB Tuan Fong Kui Lun: Bukit Bintang
· YB Tuan Tan Kok Wai: Cheras
· YB Puan Teresa Kok Suh Sim: Seputeh
· YB Dr Ong Kian Ming: Serdang
Government servants from Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ) and Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPJ) also showed up for the briefing. The briefing was intended to disseminate the latest progress of SSP Line to the relevant parties.
The SSP Line was approved by the Government on 7 October 2015 and will be the second MRT line to be developed. The line will serve a corridor with a population of around 2 million people stretching from Sungai Buloh to Putrajaya and will include Sri Damansara, Kepong, Batu, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Jalan Tun Razak, KLCC, Tun Razak Exchange, Kuchai Lama, Seri Kembangan and Cyberjaya.
Before the commencement of the briefing, MMC Gamuda KVMRT Public Relations and Stakeholder Management Manager Encik Mohar Zainal Abidin took the opportunity to introduce the attendees and gave a brief introduction on the Project.
MRT Corp Project Director SSP Line Dato’ Amiruddin Maaris initiated his presentation with the progress of the project. He then introduced the delegation on the advance work packages involved in SSP Line. The work packages V201 to V210 will be awarded to the successful contractors to handle the construction of the SSP Line guideways.
After the briefing, Amiruddin welcomed the MPs to ask questions about the SSP Line. Among the issues raised were traffic congestion, safety and health, environmental impact and feeder bus integration.
Lunch was then served to the MPs and government servants.