The Star: SSP MRT land acquisition in progress

Progress briefing: Mass Rapid Transit Corp strategic communications and stakeholder relations director Datuk Najmuddin Abdullah (right), Serdang MP Ong Kian Ming and Maslan (partly hidden) at the media briefing on SSP MRT line projecy progress for Serdang and Seri Kembangan area.
Progress briefing: Mass Rapid Transit Corp strategic communications and stakeholder relations director Datuk Najmuddin Abdullah (right), Serdang MP Ong Kian Ming and Maslan (partly hidden) at the media briefing on SSP MRT line projecy progress for Serdang and Seri Kembangan area.

SERI KEMBANGAN: Land acquisition for the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) mass rapid transit line is in progress, with about 15% of the process already completed.

The deputy project director of the MMC Corp Bhd and Gamuda Bhd joint venture, Maslan Othman, said court hearings were ongoing for about 45 “priority lots” of private land required for the project.

The hearings are done in stages and can take months to complete.

Of the total area for the project, 761 lots or 81% is government land, while the balance 471 lots or 19% is privately-owned land.

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Pembinaan MRT Laluan Kedua Tetap Diteruskan – Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 Mac (Bernama) — Projek pembinaan MRT Laluan Kedua akan tetap diteruskan walaupun negara kini berdepan dengan cabaran ekonomi global yang sedikit sebanyak menjejas bajet kerajaan, kata Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Beliau berkata ia adalah antara komitmen kerajaan untuk memastikan pembinaan tersebut dapat disempurnakan dengan lancar, membawa manfaat kepada semua secara saksama termasuk dari segi peluang pekerjaan dan pendapatan selain perkhidmatan MRT itu dapat dinikmati orang awam.

“Ini jelas sekali menunjukkan bahawa Malaysia bukanlah satu negara yang gagal seperti yang dituduh oleh sebilangan ahli politik tertentu dan kerajaan tidak sama sekali menghadapi apa-apa krisis kewangan,” kata Najib menerusi catatan dalam blognya http://www.najibrazak.com, hari ini.

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1st Package Of MRT Line 2 To Be Out In October

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Fadillah (left) and Shahril speaking to journalist after the signing ceremony of a MoU between MRT Corp, MMC Gamuda KVMRT, CIDB and NIOSH in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. (Pic by Hafzi Mohamed/TMR)

The first package of the RM28 billion Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Mass Rapid Transit Line (MRT Line 2) is expected to be awarded next month.

Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) CEO Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar said MRT Corp submitted the MRT Line 2 final plan to the Land Public Transport Commission last week and it expects to receive the final approval from the commission by mid-October.

“We have completed the pre-qualification exercise for civil works and we expect to award the first package as early as October.

 

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KL MRT Line 2 – pending final approval from SPAD, construction to start in the first quarter of 2016

Construction of the 52.2 km-long KL MRT 2 line was initially slated to commence in June 2016 next year. Now, the MRT Corp will be looking to start earlier, as soon as the final alignment and railway scheme for the line is approved by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) next month, reports The Sun.

Datuk Shahril Mokhtar, CEO of MRT Corp said, ”we expect construction to start as early as the first quarter of next year as the tender for the first package of construction will be out next month. The first package is for the 4km stretch to start from Sungai Buloh,” he noted.

According to him, final details of the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) line was presented to SPAD last week. In it, comprises details of the private land acquisition under Section 4 and Section 8 of the Land Acquisition Act 1960. The final approval by SPAD will only come in October.

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Construction pre-qualifications for the MRT stations and guideways have also been completed said the CEO. Total cost for the SSP line is said to total RM28 billion after taking currency fluctuation risks into consideration, in which Mokhtar noted was minimal in terms of its impact.

Once completed, the 52.2 km line will have a total of 36 stations. Out of the total stretch, 13.5 km will run through an underground tunnel, while a total of 11 stations out of 36 will be situated underground. From end-to-end, the total time to travel is estimated to be 84 minutes. Park and Ride facilities will also be available along the network.

paultan.org – 30 September 2015