Monday, 13 February 2012

Plans for special tunnel

from Business Times

One of the main social challenges was ma-king sure the sound emitted by the moving trains would not annoy those living nearby. "Thus, we are spending an additional RM1 million to RM2 million to build a specially made sound barrier tunnel to reduce the noise level," he said. The Kelana Jaya line is a 17km extension line of an elevated alignment, passing through Kelana Jaya, Subang Jaya and USJ and serviced by 12 new stations. The Ampang line, meanwhile, will stretch to Putra Heights with 17.7km of elevated track and passing through Sri Petaling, Bandar Kinrara and Puchong with a total of 11 new stations. Between 500 and 1,000 parking bays with some retail facilities will be provided at half of these new stations while the remaining, due to space constraint, will be provided with park-and-ride service via feeder buses. Upon completion of the project, commuters using Prasarana's MyRapid Card will enjoy reduced fares because of the integrated ticketing system, compared with those using Touch N Go cards. Considered the country's biggest infrastructure project and as part of the Greater Klang Valley Master Plan, the line extension project will provide the backbone service to the existing public transportation system, and be integrated into the existing LRT, KL Monorail and KTM services. Cutting through the city centre from Sungai Buloh to Kajang, the new line will run for approximately 51km. By Roziana Hamsawi

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