Public to enjoy free rides on July 17 launch of MRT SBK Line Phase 2

Commuters will be treated to free rides on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) 1 Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line when its Phase 2 route from Semantan to Kajang is launched on July 17.


Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said “good news… plus a bonus” will be announced on that day when the second phase is officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

It will mark the completion of the 53km MRT 1 SBK Line, which runs from Sungai Buloh to Kajang and cost RM21 billion to build.

The first phase of MRT 1 from Sungai Buloh to Semantan began operations at the end of last year.

“Opening up the Phase 2 line is already good news, and July 17 will be a historical day in Malaysia. We are proud of the MRT project which is being completed within the (set time frame and budget, and) where everything was done efficiently and effectively.

“This is a mega project that will not only reduce traffic congestion and enhance public transportation, but also drive economic growth and (have a positive) impact on businesses along the route,” said Liow.

He was met after launching the 43rd Klang Music Festival at the Hokkien Association here today.

Also present was the association’s deputy president, Soo Hak Min.