ECRL project is about 28.57 pct completed

KOTA BARU: The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is 28.57 per cent completed.

Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Darwis Abdul Razak said work was progressing smoothly in Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan and Selangor.

He attributed the progress to cooperation from all quarters, especially the respective state governments.

“The ECRL project involving a 665km stretch is on track and progressing well. We do not face many problems in its construction and are able to resolve a lot of issues with the help of all quarters.

“Based on this good record, we are confident that the project will be fully completed by December 2026, ” he said after breaking the fast with media practitioners here last night.

For Kelantan, Darwis said its alignment involved a 43.76km stretch and about 21.58 per cent of it had been completed.

“The land acquisition process for the main alignment in Kelantan has been fully completed. The construction work of the 16.39km Genting Tunnel from Pahang to Selangor will begin next month,” he added.

He also said the ECRL project would create a better, more sophisticated and modern transportation system in the East Coast states.

“Once it is up and running in January 2027, we target 5.6 million passengers will use the route annually,” he added.