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MRT work to start in Dataran Sunway


RM816 MILLION PACKAGE: Mudajaya to begin utilities installation, piling and construction of three stations

CONSTRUCTION work for the V3 package of the MRT Sungai Buloh to Kajang project is expected to start this month from Dataran Sunway to Section 17 here.

Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) chief executive officer Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid said the work would be carried out by Mudajaya Corporation Bhd which was awarded the viaduct V3 package.

"The V3 viaduct work involves a 6km alignment and includes three MRT stations, namely, The Curve, 1Utama Shopping Centre and TTDI.

"The stations are expected to serve a large  population in the area (more than 200,000 people) and will include both residential and commercial areas in Damansara Perdana, Bandar Utama and Damansara Kim.

"Mudajaya has vast experience in infrastructure work and was involved in the STAR LRT (now Ampang Line) and KLIA projects," he said, adding that the contract is worth RM816 million.

He said most of the work will be done on the road reserves.

"Nevertheless, we will engage building owners including 1Utama, especially during the construction stage, to ensure that potential disruptions are kept to a minimum," he said, adding that the project is expected to be completed in 2016.

MMC-Gamuda KVMRT (PDP) Sdn Bhd general manager Mohammad Amjad,  who was also present, said the works include utilities installation, piling, and construction of the three stations.

"As there will be no lane closure, adjustments are being made on the existing roads. For instance, normal lanes which are  3.65 metre wide may need to be narrowed a bit to provide space for the work site.

"For us to do this,  road widening on the left lane will be carried out so that it does not disrupt the traffic flow."

Also present was Mudajaya Group Bhd managing director and chief executive officer Anto Joseph.

An artist’s impression of the MRT project in Persiaran Surian near Dataran Sunway.

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