Launch Of Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT Line A Significant Milestone For Country

Last update: 11/07/2017

By Rosemarie Khoo Mohd Sani

KUALA LUMPUR -- The second phase of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang Mass Rapid Transit (SBK MRT) line, which will commence operations on July 17, 2017, will be a significant milestone to put the country a step closer to becoming a developed nation by 2020.

Affin Hwang Investment Bank Vice-President/Head of Retail Research, Datuk Dr Nazri Khan Adam Khan, said the completion of the 51-kilometre line would boost the economy as well as the property sector.

"The integration of MRT, Light Rail Transit, combined with Express Rail Link, and in future, the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail, would put Kuala Lumpur on the map as a world class transportation hub," he told Bernama.

Phase two of the MRT SBK line, which cost RM21 billion and has 31 stations, is expected to benefit some 500,000 passengers daily.

He said more businesses would take place and in future, more multinational companies were expected to come in.....