The opening of the MRT Putrajaya line can further strengthen the public transportation system

Putrajaya: The country’s transportation system will be further strengthened with the opening of the Putrajaya Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line on March 16.

The second phase of the MRT Putrajaya line, route from Kampung Batu to Putrajaya, which will be open to the public from 15:00 after the official launch by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Phase one of the Putrajaya MRT Line, which includes the Kwasa Damansara-Kampung Batu route, opened for commuters on June 16 last year.

The 57.7-kilometer MRT-Putrajaya Line has 36 stations, including 27 elevated stations and nine underground stations, and requires a total construction cost of RM30.53 billion.

A Bernama poll during a preview session of the second phase of the MRT Putrajaya line for media practitioners today revealed that officials at MRT Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) have made preparations to ensure the line’s smooth operation.

Media were taken on a test drive of the Putrajaya MRT Line from Putrajaya Sentral Station to Titiwangsa Station to experience it first hand.

It is understood that each station along the route has its own characteristics, among which the Titiwangsa station has the “tidal rhythm” theme, with the upper part of the ceiling being blue.

Earlier, Minister of Transport Anthony Loke Siew Fook reportedly said that the total number of daily commuters on the MRT Putrajaya line is expected to be around 200,000 in two years.

He said full operation of the second phase of the Putrajaya MRT line will benefit the public and patients of Kuala Lumpur Hospital once the station opens, as it will also be equipped with a 400-meter walkalator at the hospital . -Bernama The opening of the MRT Putrajaya line can further strengthen the public transportation system

Tom Vazquez

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