On 10 June 2010, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project when tabling the 10th Malaysia Plan in Parliament as part of the government’s National Transformation Programme to build an integrated public transportation system in Greater Kuala Lumpur.
MRT – a proposed three-line Mass Rapid system, will help transform Kuala Lumpur into a public-transport friendly city, alleviating traffic congestion in the city and changing the lifestyle of its residents along the way as it presents itself as another alternative mode of transportation than the conventional car to be in line with the government’s target to achieve 40% public transport modal share by 2030.
MRT’s Sungai Buloh – Kajang (SBK) line will be operational in two phases. Phase 1, Sungai Buloh – Semantan begins commercial operations on 16 December 2016 while Phase 2, Semantan – Kajang is expected to commence commercial operations in July 2017.
The focus on continuing the rapid expansion of our MRT project continued with the ground breaking of MRT’s second line, Sungai Buloh – Serdang – Putrajaya (SSP) on 15 September 2016 and the SSP line is expected to commence operations in Q2 of 2021.
This will be followed closely by the MRT Line 3 which is currently at the planning and development stage.