PRIME MINISTER Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak paid a surprise visit to the Cochrane MRT underground station construction site on 4 January 2013.
The Prime Minister arrived at the site at 4.15pm and stayed on site for about one hour. He was briefed by Mass Rapid TransitCorporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Azhar Abdul Hamid and Director of Underground – Tunnel Mr. Blaise Mark Pearce on the significance of the site, the various activities being carried out at the moment and the overall status of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line.
Also present were MRT Corp Chairman Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan and Gamuda Bhd Group Managing Director Dato’ Lin Yun Ling.
The site will also be the shaft where four of the 10 tunnel boring machines to be used for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line will be launched. Two TBMs will excavate northwards towards the Pasar Rakyat MRT station located within the Tun Razak Exchange development, while the other two will excavate southwords towards the Maluri Portal, where the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line will emerge and continue as an elevated alignment towards Kajang.