THE Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Mohammad Najib Tun Abdul Razak experienced his first ride on the MRT train on 1st September 2016. His ride was part of a surprise working visit where he inspected the stations and rode on the train that will be used for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line.
This was the Prime Minister’s fifth working visit to the MRT Project. His visits have ensured that the SBK Line would be completed on time and be within cost.
The working visit commenced at the Semantan Station, where Najib was greeted by Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) Chairman Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, MRT Corp Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Sri Shahril Mokhtar and MRT Corp SBK Line Project Director Mr Marcus Karakashian.
He was led to the platform level of the Semantan Station where he proceeded with boarding the train. Upon departing the station, he began his journey to the Phileo Damansara Station – with the train stopping at Pusat Bandar Damansara Station just as it would during normal operations – before arriving at the Phileo Damansara Station.
Upon arrival at the station, Najib took a tour of the station and was shown around the concourse level. During the tour, he inspected the fare gates and ticket vending machines that had already been fitted out. He also walked over to the pedestrian link bridge over the SPRINT Highway. This bridge connects the MRT Station with an entrance adjacent to the Phileo Damansara Commercial Centre.
After completing the tour of the station, Najib returned to the Semantan Station where the visit ended.
During the entire visit, he was accompanied by MRT Corp’s Board of Directors and Leadership Team as well as senior management of MMC Gamuda KVMRT (PDP) Sdn Bhd.