Prasarana Says Ampang Line LRT Extension Project (LEP) On ScheduleBerita Kereta
Prasarana Malaysia Sdn Bhd says the Ampang LEP, the LRT Line Extension Project for the Ampang LRT line, is on schedule and will begin Phase 1 work on October 31 2015.
The Sun Daily reports Datuk Zohari Sulaiman, the project’s group director, denied claims of a delay on the project. Various stakeholders and contractors are committed to the scheduled completion of the LRT Line Extension. To ensure good progress, they have also committed to rigorous mitigation and acceleration plans, without compromising safety.
"For Phase 2, the completion date for the project is on March 31, 2016. We are committed to deliver the project on time. There's no issue of delay," Zohari said in a statement.
This is in response to reports Tan Sri Tan Kay Hock, chairman of systems works contractor George Kent (Malaysia) Bhd, who stated he expects a delay of a year in the RM1.1 billion Ampang LRT extension project due to issues with site access, according to The Sun. The project is scheduled to be completed in March 2016.
New trains for the Ampang LRT Line are also being tested progressively
Zohari, also the CEO of Prasarana Rail and Infrastructure Projects Sdn Bhd (PRAISE), stated that overall completion of Phase 1, involving the opening of four new stations along the Ampang Line LRT route, was already at 92.58%.
"We are very confident that we can meet the timelines. The four new stations – Awan Besar, Muhibbah, Alam Sutera and Kinrara BK5 along the Ampang LEP will be opened for full service on October 31. The remaining stations under Phase 2 are close to 70% complete, overall," he added.
"Everyone should just focus on the work in hand. With the aggressive mitigation and acceleration plans, we would meet the targets of the revenue service date.”
According to him, plans are in motion to organise a media briefing regarding the Ampang LEP in the weeks to come.