Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong and Federal Territories Minister Dato’ Sri Dr. Shahidan Kassim visited the Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) Crossover and the HKL MRT Station sites on 4 October 2021 to inspect the MRT Putrajaya (PY) Line underground works.
They began their working visit at the HKL Crossover, where Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) Chief Executive Officer Datuk Mohd Zarif Hashim received them awith a welcome remark.
Shortly after, the honoured guests were given a briefing on the progress of Phase Two civil and system works by MRT Putrajaya Line Project Director Dato’ Amiruddin Ma’aris.
Also in attendance were the Deputy Minister of Transport Dato Henry Sum Agong, Transport Ministry Secretary-General Datuk Isham Ishak, and Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Hj. Mahadi Che Ngah.
Joining them were members of the Prasarana Malaysia Berhad Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team, MRT Corp Board of Directors and Leadership Team and representatives from MMC Gamuda KVMRT (PDP SSP) Sdn Bhd, the project turnkey contractor.
Later after the briefing, the guests descended down to the tunnels 20m below ground level to inspect on the progress of works underground. Led by Datuk Mohd Zarif and Dato’ Amiruddin, the entourage moved in small groups as they walked along the tracks towards the Hospital Kuala Lumpur MRT station in ensuring strict adherence to the SOP.
During the inspection, the ministers checked the readiness of the crossover, tracks, switching systems, underground station and other structures and facilities located beneath Jalan Tun Razak.
The visit ended at the HKL MRT Station where a media conference was held.
Both YB Transport Minister and YB Federal Territories Minister were happy and satisfied with the progress of the Phase Two of PY Line, adding that the PY Line project comes at an important time for the country, as the Government revives the economy impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The underground section of the line is part of Phase Two of the MRT Putrajaya Line which is expected to become operational in January 2023. Phase Two stretches from Kentonmen Station to Putrajaya Sentral Station and construction progress of this phase is at 93.52%