KL-Klang BRT scrubbed due to overlap with LRT3, says Putrajaya

BY RAM ANAND
Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said Grab had assured her during a meeting prior to the announced takeover that the deal would not affect existing fare structures. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 — The federal government discontinued the Kuala Lumpur-Klang Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project due to redundancies with the LRT3 line that is already under construction, said Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.

Putrajaya announced last week the cancellation of the RM2 billion BRT project that would have run parallel with the Federal Highway.

“After a detailed study, the government found that the BRT would overlap with LRT3 and both projects can't be constructed at the same time,” the minister in the Prime Minister’s Department told the Dewan Rakyat during Minister's Question Time today.

The LRT3, which will cost the government RM9 billion, was launched last year and is expected to start operating in August 2020.

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