This follows the announcement by Prime Minister Najib Razak during the opening of the second phase of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT (MRT SBK) today.
"I asked someone recently, to rate our MRT, where do we stand compared to others. The person said we are better than London, we are better than NY, we are better than Hong Kong, and we are at par with Singapore", he said. "And on par with Singapore", he said when opening the second phase of the line which connects the suburb of Sungai Buloh in the north of Selangor to the township of Kajang in the south of the state.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said apart from saving time and cost, the world class infrastructure system also acts as a catalyst of change for the people. "We are seeing not just the MRT but the shape of the future of Malaysia before our eyes", The Star Online quoted Mr Najib as saying.
"A four-coached train will be able to give a comfortable ride to some 1,200 commuters".
"The TOD projects will help the government get a return on big investments that are being channelled to improve the city's rail services aimed at meeting the long-term growth requirements of Greater KL / Klang Valley", he said.
In conjunction with the launch, Mr Najib also announced half-priced fares for all public transport service in Kuala Lumpur until August 31.
The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system is a benchmark for all future public transport planning which takes into account the need for connectivity and an improvement of the quality of life of the people.
Another LRT line is now under construction and scheduled for completion by 2020, while a second MRT line is expected to be completed by 2022, with a third one targeted for 2027.