Monday July 17, 2017
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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak Razak (centre) during the second phase launch ceremony of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line in Kuala Lumpur July 17, 2017. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaPrime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak Razak (centre) during the second phase launch ceremony of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line in Kuala Lumpur July 17, 2017. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Users of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Monorail lines will all enjoy half-price fares from tomorrow until Merdeka Day, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced today.

Najib made the announcement when launching the second phase of the MRT1 at the Tun Razak Exchange station here.

He also announced that the MRT1 second phase, running from Muzium Negara to Kajang, will be free for all users for the rest of operations today.

The second phase of the RM21 billion Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT line will open its gates to the public at 4pm today

“I announce a 50 per cent discount for all MRT, LRT and Monorail users from tomorrow until Merdeka,” Najib said.

He earlier lauded the project’s completion ahead of schedule and for RM2 billion below the allocated budget.

The SBK line is the first out of three planned MRT lines to serve the Greater Klang Valley region.

The second MRT line, which will connect Sungai Buloh with Serdang and Putrajaya, is targeted for completion in 2022.

Prasarana Malaysia is also currently building the LRT3 rail line to serve areas such as Shah Alam, which is set to be completed by 2020.

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