Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong and Deputy Finance Minister I Datuk Abd Rahim Bakri on 3 April 2021 visited the Phase One section of the MRT Putrajaya (PY) Line to check on its readiness for operation.
Joining them for the inspection were Transport Ministry Secretary-General Datuk Isham Ishak, Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah, Transport Ministry Deputy Secretary-General Puan Normah Osman and Land Public Transport Agency Director General Encik Azlan Shah Al Bakri.
Hosting them were Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) Chief Executive Officer Datuk Mohd Zarif Hashim, MRT PY Line Project Director, Dato’ Amiruddin Ma’aris and the MRT Corp Leadership Team. Also present were the management from MMC Gamuda KVMRT (PDP SSP) Sdn Bhd, the turnkey contractor for the MRT PY Line.
The Minister and Deputy Minister began the inspection at the Sri Damansara Sentral MRT Station in Bandar Sri Damansara, Petaling Jaya. Upon entering the station, Dato’ Amiruddin briefed on the Phase One alignment as well as the station layout and location.
The delegation then tested the automatic fare gates and proceeded to the concourse level for a safety briefing and a welcome speech delivered by Datuk Mohd Zarif. They then proceeded to the platform level and boarded the train after the automatic platform gates opened when the train arrived.
At Kampung Batu, the delegation alighted and viewed the panorama of Kuala Lumpur city as well as the future Phase Two section of the line from the southern end of the platform.
A media conference was then organised at the platform level before the delegation departed from the station.