Progress on SSP Line on schedule, 5.3pct completed: MRT Corp

Farezza Hanum Rashid

KUALA LUMPUR: Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) has completed 5.3 per cent of its Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line, said its project director today.


This progress to date, SSP Line project director Datuk Amiruddin Ma'aris said was worth RM2 billion, comprising of underground works, electrical and mechanical systems, and Northern and Southern elevated alignment.


He assured that everything was moving according to schedule.


"This is quite an achievement as full construction work only began in September last year," he said in a media briefing at the site of the Kepong Baru station today.


The construction of this line was officially launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on September 15, last year during a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of the future S37 Putrajaya Sentral MRT station.


Of the 69 total tenders, 31 have been awarded, with a total value of RM30 billion.


The balance of 38 tenders were for the construction of stations, depots, multi-storey park and rides, designated contractors or suppliers and connectivity enhancement.


With this progress, Amiruddin was positive that the first phase of the SSP Line, between Kwasa Damansara to Kampung Batu stations, would commence operation by July 2021. The entire line was expected to be fully operational by July 2022.