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Transport Ministry: Revamped LRT3 Project Will Reduce Ticket Prices

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&Quot;The Revamped Lrt3 Project Will Make Tickets Much Cheaper,&Quot; Says Transport Ministry - World Of Buzz 2
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Just recently, it was announced that a lot of cost-cutting will be done for phase 3 of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) transportation system. News of this was confirmed by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, who added that the final cost of the entire project was reportedly reduced from RM31.6 billion to RM16.63 billion. That’s a total reduction of roughly RM15 billion!

So, with all this cost-cutting to make the LRT3 project work, the question that’s probably on everyone’s minds is – will tickets be cheaper?

Well, you’ll be glad to know that the answer to that is yes!

&Quot;The Revamped Lrt3 Project Will Make Tickets Much Cheaper,&Quot; Says Transport Ministry - World Of Buzz

Source: lrt3

According to the Malay Mail, in light of the cost reductions surrounding the LRT3 project, ticket prices will also be reduced, as stated by the Ministry of Transport (MOT). 

The ministry made a number of amendments to the LRT3 projects in efforts to cut costs, including;

  • Restructuring the project to a fixed price contract 
  • Reducing the number of train cars from 6 to 3
  • Standardising the sizes of all LRT stations instead of making them as big as MRT stations
  • Suspending construction of stations in locations with low ridership
  • Cancelling the proposed 2km tunnel rail 
  • Extending the line’s completion date 
&Quot;The Revamped Lrt3 Project Will Make Tickets Much Cheaper,&Quot; Says Transport Ministry - World Of Buzz 1

Source: nst

(Read more about cost-cutting for this project here!)

According to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, the RM15 billion cut will help reduce the government’s debt and save taxpayers up to RM14 billion in loan financing interest.

Well, this seems like a good effort to cut costs, especially considering that tickets will be cheaper too!

What are your thoughts on the changes to the LRT3 line? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Also read: LRT3 Project Will Now Cost 47% Cheaper, Here Are 6 Ways the Govt is Cutting Cost

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