KUALA LUMPUR: The new Light Rail Transit (LRT) Kelana Jaya Line extension project (LEP) is almost completed and will be opened for operation as scheduled on June 30.
According to Prasarana chief executive officer of Prasarana rail and Infrastruture Projects Sdn Bhd (PRAISE) Datuk Zohari Sulaiman, the project was now at the final phase of construction works with more emphasis on testing, touch-up and cleaning works.
“We have carried out the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) exercise as part of requirement set up by the governing authority for public transport, Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).
“It is to test the preparedness of our operations team and the readiness of the system and facilities,” he said in a statement today.
He said the ERP exercise was held at Subang Alam station as part of its pre-opening activity.
He said the ERP exercise allowed the team to validate the existing emergency plans, programmes, policies, roles and responsibilities, while at the same time served as training for staff in testing their capabilities, identify deficiencies, if any, and to familiarise the participants especially the external parties with plans and procedures, as well as the facilities.
The LRT Kelana Jaya line extension covers a distance of 17.4km, which starts from Kelana Jaya station and passes through twelve new stations, including Ara Damansara, Subang Jaya and USJ before ending at Putra Heights.
Apart from Subang Alam and integrated Putra Heights stations, the other stations under the project are Lembah Subang, Ara Damansara, Glenmarie, Subang Jaya, SS 15, SS 18, USJ 7, Taipan, Wawasan, USJ 21 and Alam Megah.
The extended line is also connected to the KTM Komuter network at Subang Jaya station and the Bus Rapid Transit-Sunway Line at USJ 7 station to make travelling more seamlessly.
With this extended network, the Kelana Jaya LRT alignment will run for a total length of 46.4km covering high-populated residential areas like Petaling Jaya, Bangsar, Taman Melati, Setiawangsa and Kuala Lumpur’s business district. — Bernama