This is good news for both MRT Corp and Klang Valley residents. To date, about 2,630 residents, or 94% of respondents who will be affected by the alignment of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line 2, are happy with the project, The Sun reports.

“We conducted the survey from May 15 and received lots of positive feedback from the residents,” SSP Line deputy project director Maslan Othman told reporters at the simulation session of the proposed 52.2 km second MRT line.

The MRT Corp rep explained that it was part of Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) requirements to conduct public displays to gather response from stakeholders and the public for three months (ends August 18), before starting with the evaluation, approval of final alignment and planning, design and tender process.

“We will maintain regular communications with stakeholders and the public to ensure a systematic, efficient and prompt response to any complaints and feedback,” he said, adding that contact channels include the MRT hotline (1-800-82-6868), MRT website, MRT information centre, truck and kiosk.

The MRT Line 2, which will have 36 new stations (excluding three that it will share with the Sungai Buloh-Kajang SBK Line 1), is expected to serve a catchment population of around two million, with an estimated daily average passenger count of 529,000 when operations commence in 2022. Construction is expected to start in June next year.

The new line is slated to begin from Stesen Kwasa Damansara and end at Putrajaya Sentral. There will be interchange stations with the MRT SBK Line 1, KTM Komuter, LRT and KLIA Express/Transit lines.