Proposal of LRT 3 alignment to be made public on Friday

The proposed LRT 3 alignment from Bandar Utama to Klang will be available for public inspection from Friday.

The public can view the documents at the headquarters of Shah Alam City Council, Petaling Jaya City Council, Klang Municipal Council and the office of the Public Land Transportation Commission in KL Sentral from 9am to 5pm on weekdays.

The documents will also be made available at the Kelana Jaya, Masjid Jamek and Pasar Seni LRT stations on weekdays from 10am to 7pm.

Details of the project, land acquisition plans and features of the proposed stations will be on display.

Feedback forms will be available at all seven public inspection venues.

Group managing director Azmi Abdul Aziz said they had identified the corridors for land acquisition.

“We have allocated a certain amount for the acquisition but it is not part of the RM9bil project cost.

“The allocation will come from Prasarana,” he added.

LRT 3 will span 36km with 2km running underground across 25 stations from Bandar Utama to Johan Setia, Klang.

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2016 and will be completed by 2020.

The line is expected to connect the Western Corridor of the Klang Valley to Kuala Lumpur city centre – a route that is currently only being serviced by KTM Komuter.

Azmi also said they were planning to turn the station at Stadium Shah Alam into a main station and a major shopping hub.

“We are also looking at bringing the Klang KTM station closer to the LRT 3 line so transfers will be easier,” he added.

LRT 3 will be integrated with existing and future public transport networks at four stations including One Utama with MRT Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line, Station 3 with the Kelana Jaya Line, SIRIM with BRT Kuala Lumpur–Klang and Klang Town with KTM Komuter.

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