LRT Kelana Jaya Line

LRT and Monorail fares have been reviewed, and the new prices will be announced this month, The Star reports.

“We have now got the approval from the Cabinet and SPAD has written to the Prime Minister to ensure it is properly endorsed,” said Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar.

Speaking to reporters at the Awan Besar LRT station today, he said that Prasarana will announce the new fares before October 31, when the first phase of the Ampang Line LRT extension project is expected to be opened to the public.

However, Syed Hamid did not give any hints on how much higher the fares might be. Prasarana, which operates the Klang Valley’s LRT and Monorail lines, had previously asked the Government to raise fares.

Regarding the Ampang Line LRT extension, the first phase will see four of the 11 new stations – Awan Besar, Alam Sutera, Muhibbah and Kinrara BK5 – opened to the public by the end of this month. The rest of the line is expected to be completed next year, and will terminate at the Putra Heights station. There, commuters will be able to switch to trains on the Kelana Jaya Line.