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Selangor agrees to construction of ECRL

by | Dec 2, 2021 | Business, LOCAL | 0 comments

Construction of Section C of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) stretches for 170 km from Temerloh to Bentong, Pahang and under parts of the Main Range before emerging near Gombak where the line will then pass Serendah and Kapar on to Port Klang.

Selangor’s agreement to the present alignment will ensure new ECRL stations at Temerloh, Bentong, ITT Gombak (passenger transfer to or from the Kelana Jaya LRT line), Serendah Baru (interchange for KTM line), Puncak Alam (provisional), Kapar (provisional) and Jalan Kastam (interchange with KTM line) before branching into both North Port and West Ports on dual gauge tracks that allow both ECRL and KTMB rolling stocks to share the same right-of-way.

Estimated at RM50 billion, the 665km ECRL reached a 25 percent progress rate as at October, after construction began in August 2017, and is expected to be completed by end 2026, with some portions ahead of schedule, while the rest largely remains on schedule.

To formalise the alignment for Section C, a supplementary agreement will be signed between the project owner which is a Ministry of Finance owned entity called Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd and CCCC-ECRL.

-THE MALAYSIA VOICE

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