The opening of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Putrajaya Line is expected to trigger and revitalise development in old, existing areas, as well as areas yet to be developed, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
He said with the opening of the new line, the government was confident that areas located along the alignment, such as Jinjang, Sungai Buloh, Kepong and Bandar Sri Damansara, would develop more rapidly to be on par with other areas.
“The MRT Putrajaya Line Phase 1 involves the route from Kwasa Damansara to Kampung Batu, while Phase 2, which is almost fully completed, involves the route from Kampung Batu to Putrajaya.
The Phase 2 route will run across strategic areas including the Kuala Lumpur city centre with underground stations at Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Ampang Park, Persiaran KLCC and Tun Razak Exchange (TRX),” he said at the launch of the MRT Putrajaya Line Phase 1 at Kampung Batu MRT station here today.
Also present were Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed and Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.