Though it has accepted the Mass Speedy Transit 3 (MRT3) mission, the federal government says it has but to finalise the choice to go forward with the Circle Line, which is estimated to price RM50.2 billion to construct.
In line with deputy finance minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan, it’s because the federal government believes that the price of developing the loop line will be lowered, and has requested that the matter be appeared into additional, Berita Harian studies.
“There’s a view that it may be lowered to RM45 billion, so we’re ready for a proposal on that. The MRT3 distance is 50.8 kilometers to finish the city rail community. If we don’t construct MRT3, we received’t be capable of perform the whole journey,” he stated throughout the winding-up session of the Supplementary Provide Invoice (2022) 2023 within the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.
He added that the federal government can even perform a complete examine of the effectiveness of implementing the MRT3 mission in comparison with Bus Line Transit (BRT), making an allowance for the suitability of areas, site visitors quantity and total price. “This matter can be mentioned additional with the transport and finance ministries,” he stated.
He was replying to a supplementary query from Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (PH-Kuala Selangor), who requested if the finance ministry would conduct a comparative influence examine between MRT3 and BRT, making an allowance for the elements of service use and value.
The MRT3 Circle Line is ready to be the final piece in finishing the city rail community in Kuala Lumpur, operating alongside the perimeter of the town and linking areas that aren’t linked at current. It would go round Kuala Lumpur via high-density areas, together with Setiawangsa, Titiwangsa, Mont Kiara, Pantai Dalam and Pandan Indah.