Last year, Prasarana launched the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) project, which will be built to connect Bandar Utama in Damansara to Johan Setia in Klang. Now, the public transport company is showcasing the map of the upcoming 37 km line at the 2017 International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM), giving us a better look at its alignment.

From the looks of it, the new line spanning 26 stations will pass through a number of high-density areas along the way, including Damansara Utama and Shah Alam. Set to be completed in August 2020 at the cost of RM9 billion, the LRT3 project is expected to serve 74,000 commuters daily (36,720 passengers per direction per hour capacity) and over two million people by 2025.

Prasarana, which owns and manages existing LRT lines, is promising a feeder bus service to expand the line’s catchment area. The buses will serve areas that are 3 km away from stations and travelling time will take a maximum of 30 minutes.

“I understand that a new technology known as ‘U-Trough’ will be used, which is an improvement over the conventional system currently being used in our country. This is expected to speed up the process and timeframe in terms of its implementation,” said prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during the launch. He added that the project is expected to be completed on schedule, despite the cost limitations.

Prasarana appointed Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) and George Kent as the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) for the LRT3 project in September 2015. The company has also awarded contracts to Sunway Construction Group, Gabungan AQRS, WCT Holdings and Mudajaya Group last week.