October 17, 2017

Land acquisition starts for KL-Singapore HS line

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Design concept for Bandar Malaysia station at the northern end of the line. Design concept for Bandar Malaysia station at the northern end of the line.

MALAYSIA’s prime minister, Mr Najib Razak, says that land acquisition has started for the construction of the 350km high-speed linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, while three months of public consultation to allow people to comment on the project will begin on November 1.

Najib confirmed that MyHSR, which is responsible for the Malaysian part of the project, has submitted applications to freeze land in order to assess the viability of the corridor chosen for the new line.

Najib was speaking at a ceremony on October 17 to unveil the concept designs for the seven new stations on the Malaysian section of the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore line.

A 0-0 ground control point marker plaque was also signed. The marker will form part of the network used for surveying to develop a coordinate reference system for the project to ensure the accuracy of locations along the route.

“The unveiling of the HSR station designs and the signing of the commemorative plaque at today’s event are important milestones for the project,” says Mr Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal, CEO of MyHSR. “We will be beginning the public inspection exercise in November, to gather the public’s feedback on the project, simultaneously in all locations along the alignment. We look forward to working together with everyone towards achieving the targeted 2026 project completion and service operations date.”

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