KUALA LUMPUR, 16 May 2015 – Some 1,000 people visited the public inspection of the proposed LRT3 project at various locations in Kuala Lumpur, Kelana Jaya, Shah Alam, and Klang on the first day of the three-month long exercise which started Friday, 15 May 2015.
“We are encouraged by the response and look forward to having more visitors in the coming months,” said Prasarana Malaysia Berhad’s Head of Group Communications and Strategic Marketing, Lim Jin Aun.
The public inspection of the proposed LRT3 project is being held at the head offices of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), Shah Alam City Council (MBSA), Klang Municipal Council (MPK) and the LRT stations at Masjid Jamek, Pasar Seni, and Kelana Jaya.
However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the public inspection at the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) had to be deferred until further notice.
“As an alternative, we would set-up a temporary public inspection booth at the Taman Jaya LRT Station from Monday, 18 May,” said Lim.
He added that the temporary public inspection booth at the Taman Jaya LRT Station would operate between 10am and 7pm, Mondays to Fridays, in line with the public inspection schedule at other LRT stations, until further notice.
The public inspection at the head offices of the local authorities and SPAD are being held between 9am and 5pm, Mondays to Fridays.
Lim also apologized to members of the public who visited the MBPJ to view the LRT3 display materials on Friday.
“Members of the public are also welcomed to visit the official website of LRT3, www.lrt3.com.my to obtain further information and details of the proposed project.
“We sincerely encourage the public to take this opportunity to provide their constructive feedback on the proposed LRT3 project.
“Your feedback is important for us. Upon completion of the public inspection on 14 August 2015, we would compile and share the feedback with SPAD and other relevant authorities in compliance with the Railway Scheme approval process, Lim said.
The development of the proposed LRT3 is in line with the Urban Rail Development Plan (URDP), and aims to provide reliable, efficient, integrated, and sustainable land public transportation system.
It also aims to enhance the socio-economic development and quality of life of communities in the Klang Valley.
Construction of the 36km track is scheduled to begin in 2016 and is expected to be completed in 2020.
The line is expected to connect the Western Corridor of the Klang Valley to the Kuala Lumpur city centre with an alignment between Bandar Utama and Johan Setia, Klang. The proposed LRT3 would be supported by 25 stations.
The new line would be integrated with existing and future public transport networks at five stations including One Utama with the MRT Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line, Station 3 with the Kelana Jaya Line, SIRIM with BRT Kuala Lumpur–Klang and Klang Town with KTM Komuter.