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The first phase of the Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line between Sungai Buloh and Semantan is expected to be operational at the end of the year. “We are awaiting the opening of the first phase at the end of this year,” said Marcus Karkashian, project director of the SBK Line Project, today in a Bernama report.

Karkashian said track works at the line entrance are complete and an electric engine is being tested between the Kwasa Sentral and Surian stations. The underground stations are currently being fitted with electrical and mechanical equipment, he told reporters after presenting cash prizes of RM7,000 to six winners of the MRT Station Bench Seating Design contest at the KVMRT training centre in Kuala Lumpur.

“There is still a lot of work (to be completed),” said Karkashian, adding that first phase work is on schedule. He said a complete systems test might take place in September.