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KL-Klang BRT project cancelled due to LRT3

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 29): The government has cancelled the Kuala Lumpur-Klang bus rapid transit (BRT) project as the service will overlap with the proposed light rail transit 3 (LRT3) project, the Dewan Rakyat was told yesterday.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said the government undertook a thorough study on the two projects before deciding on the cancellation.

“The LRT3 project covers the route from Bandar Utama to Johan Setia in Klang through Glenmarie, Shah Alam and Klang town,” she said when replying to a parliamentary question from Dr Ong Kian Ming (DAP-Serdang).

The government announced the cancellation of the Kuala Lumpur-Klang BRT project early this month.

Nancy said the LRT3 project was given priority after taking into consideration several factors, including the fact that the LRT3 would cover areas which do not have access to any city rail service.

On another matter, she said Rapid KL would launch a better monthly pass package in the first quarter of next year to help reduce the cost of the living of the people. — Bernama

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on Nov 29, 2017.

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