National infrastructure company Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd has completed the feasibility study on the third light rail transit line (LRT 3) covering 36km from Bandar Utama in Damansara to Klang, estimated at RM9bil.
A source close to the matter revealed that Prasarana had submitted the study and recommendations to the Land Public Transport Commission (Spad) for the construction of the new LRT line recently.
“The Government is likely to give the go-ahead for the project as this line will cover some important areas of Selangor. It comes to RM250mil per km – all inclusive except for land acquisition cost,” he told StarBiz recently.
The feasibility study is now with Spad for review as well as approval.
“If approved, work could begin as early as the first quarter of next year,” said a source who also pointed out that the LRT 3 would start in Bandar Utama instead of Kelana Jaya as was previously speculated.
In Bandar Utama, the LRT will intersect the mass rapid transport system and go on to Centre Point before cutting across to Kelana Jaya.
“The Bandar Utama MRT station will be a transportation hub in that part of Selangor,” said the source.
Prasarana group managing director Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar was previously quoted as saying that Shah Alam was in dire need of the LRT service and it was acknowledged by the Government. He said the plan had been incorporated into the Klang Valley Public Transport Masterplan.
Some of the companies seen to stand a good chance to bid for jobs in the proposed LRT 3 are Trans Resources Corp Sdn Bhd (TRC). UEM Builders Bhd, Intria Bina Sdn Bhd, Sunway Holdings Bhd and Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB).
These are some of the companies that have major contract packages in the ongoing RM7bil Kelana Jaya and Ampang Lines LRT extension projects.
The Ampang line extension is set to begin from the Sri Petaling station, cutting through Kinrara and Puchong to end at Putra Heights, spanning 17.7km, with 13 new stations.
The Kelana Jaya line extension, which begins from the Kelana Jaya station to Subang Jaya and USJ, will end at Putra Heights spanning 17km. It will also have 13 new stations.
## The above news article are extracted from ” RM9bil LRT to Klang, study completed, awaiting approval to start job ” filed under Business News by The Star Online.
1. One Utama Shopping Mall winning all the way, as well as the condos and landed properties around that vicinity
2. But the alignment map prepared above kind of weird, heading north instead south??
3. Are they going to pass by Setia Alam and iCity @ Shah Alam?