Published: Tuesday January 29, 2013 MYT 1:35:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday January 29, 2013 MYT 1:37:28 PM
Kajang Utama tunnel to benefit 200,000 residents
By RAHIMY RAHIM
KAJANG: The Kajang Utama underpass tunnel construction project is expected to benefit some 200,000 residents in the area, said Deputy Works Minister Datuk Yong Khoon Seng.
"The Cabinet has approved an allocation of RM30mil to implement the project, which will benefit some 200,000 residents and ease traffic congestion at the surrounding area," he told a press conference after launching the project at KM20.5 along the Kajang Silk Highway Tuesday.
The project, he said, was expected to be completed in 27 months. Work on it will begin in the first quarter of this year.
He also noted that the four-lane underpass would allow direct access for those living at Taman Kajang Utama without having to make a U-turn about two kilometres from the Bukit Kajang toll plaza.