Property
Property prices to rise with BRT
Joseph Wong | 13 Mar 2015 00:30
The Bandar Sunway BRT Station has an estimated parking capacity of 1,500 cars
The planned bus rapid transit (BRT) routes of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) will encourage demand for property on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, mirroring the effects of the ongoing mass rapid transit (MRT) and light rail transit (LRT) projects over the last two years. And with a dozen BRT lines planned to link public-transport modes, areas close to their routes will benefit. Of the proposed 12 BRT projects, only the 6km Bandar Sunway line will be up and running by July. The remaining 11 are still in the planning stages, though SPAD officials indicate there will soon be further news. “The BRT team says it is not yet ready to share updates. Maybe by next week it will have some clarity about what it can share,” a SPAD source tells FocusM. According to SPAD, the longest BRT line at nearly 34km runs from the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) to Pasar Seni in Kuala Lumpur. The remaining 10 BRT projects are the 14km KL-Melawati line, the 18km KL-Puchong, the 10km elevated KL-Ampang (the second of two elevated routes), the 15km Kinrara-Damansara, the 16km Shah Alam-Putra Heights, the 25km Ampang-Kepong, the 24km Kota Damansara-Shah Alam, the 18km Putrajaya-Kajang, the 22.5km Putra Heights-Putrajaya and the 12.5km Kerinchi-Alam Damai line. They make up 215km of BRT routes, which will have a circular effect linking Kepong to Ampang via the Middle Ring Road (MRR) 2, Kajang to Putrajaya Sentral via the Kajang Dispersal Highway (Silk), Putrajaya Sentral to Shah Alam via the North-South Expressway Central Link (Elite) and Lebuhraya Kemuning-Shah Alam (LKSA) as well as Shah Alam to Sungai Buloh via a route that cuts through Glenmarie, Bukit Jelutong and Kampung Melayu Subang to the Kwasa Damansara station.