Those living and working along the Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT line would have noticed the progress made, with operations scheduled to start in December for Phase 1, from Sg Buloh to Semantan. Phase 2, from Semantan to Kajang and passing through the city centre, will be ready by July 2017.

With the first line almost ready, MRT Corp has shifted focus to the second line, which will link Sungai Buloh to Serdang and Putrajaya, going through KL city. The SSP line’s first phase, which will connect Kwasa Damansara to Kampung Batu, is expected to be completed by July 2021. The second phase, which would go all the way to Putrajaya, is scheduled for a July 2022 completion.

The SSP line will be 52.2 km in length, of which 38.7 km will be elevated and 13.5 km underground. There will be 37 stops along the line.

MRT Line 2 SSP Map

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In a media briefing yesterday that was also attended by Serdang MP Ong Kian Ming, MRT Corp said that the SSP line will drastically reduce traffic congestion in Serdang and Seri Kembangan, noting that development in the area has been “outstanding” in recent times and there has been a huge increase in density.

According to MRT Corp’s director of strategic communications and stakeholder relations Datuk Najmuddin Abdullah, some 319,000 vehicles pass by the area daily, which causes heavy congestion on Jalan Besar, Jalan Utama and the KL-Seremban Highway.

“With the MRT, it will take 23 minutes to get from Serdang Raya North to Ampang Park,” he said, adding that the MRT will serve some 95,000 of the population in the area with a daily ridership of 14,100 passengers, or around 14.8% of the population.

With the recent completion of the LRT extension and the MRT coming onboard very soon, Klang Valley’s public transport network is seeing great improvement.