Saturday, April 9, 2011

LRT-monorail integration completed soon

LRT-monorail integration will be completed soon, says Kong

KUALA LUMPUR: Three areas of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and monorail integration project will be completed soon, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said.

They are in Titiwangsa, Masjid Jamek and KL Sentral.

The RM4.6mil project at Titiwangsa started on March 5 last year and would be completed by the end of the month.

The passenger tunnel that connects the Ampang line and the Kelana Jaya line at the Masjid Jamek LRT station will be completed next month.

“Overall, I am happy with the progress and hope all the integration work will be completed according to schedule,” he said.

Kong added that Masjid Jamek was an important station servicing 40,000 passengers daily.

“A tunnel is being built for pedestrian safety and to protect them from being exposed to rain when changing stations,” he said.

The RM8mil project at Masjid Jamek began on April 2 last year and was initially scheduled to be completed in February but was delayed due to technical problems related to land works, change of building foundation and utilities supply.

The integration work between the monorail and LRT station in Ampang would be completed at the end of the year, Kong said after visiting the LRT stations at Titiwangsa, Masjid Jamek and KL Sentral yesterday.

On the integration project at KL Sentral, a 410m walkway was completed last August.

Work on the pedestrian crossing linking Jalan Tun Sambanthan and the Nu Sentral Complex would begin in October and be completed in July next year.

The pedestrian crossing would connect the monorail to the KL Sentral station.

Kong also urged LRT stations to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene.