Date: 12-Aug-2015

mrt corp logoIt was reported that the construction of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project has reached 65.4%, said Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar.

He said the construction of the line from Sungai Buloh to Jalan Semantan was expected to be completed by the end of next year, while the line from Jalan Semantan to Kajang by July 2017.

Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar“The project is progressing very well. Overall, progress has reached about 65.4%,” he told reporters during the MRT Aidilfitri celebration here on Wednesday.

Also present was Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah and Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani.

Shahril said the construction of the tunnel was also on track for completion and the underground work had reached 79%, which exceeded the target of 74%.

The 51-km first phase of the MRT, running from Sungai Buloh to Kajang, will have 31 stations and will benefit 1.2 million commuters.