The Bus Rapid Transit service that is planned to connect Kuala Lumpur and Klang, constructed along the Federal Highway, is revealed to be in expected operation by the tail-end of 2018.
Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Aziz Kaprawi said the government is in the final stages of planning the project’s financial model, which comprises a 34km stretch of road to be used exclusively by buses.
According to The Sun Daily, Aziz told reporters: "We hope with the BRT project, we can increase the overall daily ridership for public transport in the Klang Valley to 500,000 compared to the current 430,000,"
He then added that a consortium would be established in the near term to ensure the project’s smooth delivery and high level of service for the BRT operator.
The report also touches on the government considering the possibility of allowing naming rights for particular stretches of the line as well as to several stations along the BRT route to private companies in order to maximize their investments into the project’s construction.
Norlela Osman, Land Public Transport (SPAD) BRT division manager, said there would be 25 stations along the route with five of them being integration stations that provide connections to LRT and KTM services along the Federal Highway.
She also added that it is possible that a small section of the 34km BRT lane would need to consist of elevated structures.
Aziz said, “The government will try to ensure it will be affordable for the rakyat," when queried about the BRT KL-Klang line’s proposed fare structure.