The MRT Putrajaya Line Phase 2 began operation on 16 March 2023 and is expected to play a big part in reducing traffic congestion, particularly on roads and expressways leading to Kuala Lumpur city centre, where large traffic jams are a constant bugbear for commuters. According to a survey conducted by Lafarge for Happiness Index, a majority of the respondents ranked the existence of an integrated transportation system as the most important attribute of a liveable city, ahead of other aspects including high-quality housing, beautiful buildings, being environmentally friendly, and having higher income and job opportunities.
To provide a much-needed transportation link for residents in the suburbs as well as to reduce traffic congestion and improve mobility for residents, ONG&ONG were tasked with executing the Line-wide elevated station blueprint for the design concept, detailed design as well as design implementation of the Putrajaya Line. Phase 1 of the Putrajaya Line runs between Kwasa Damansara and Kampung Batu stations, while Phase 2 brings into operation an additional 40.2km of line extending from Kampung Batu to Putrajaya Sentral station.
One of the key features of the blueprint is the integration of the MRT Putrajaya Line with other transportation modes, such as buses and taxis. The line will have interchanges with other mass rapid transit lines, such as the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line and the upcoming MRT Circle Line, as well as with other transportation modes, such as the KLIA Ekspres and the KL Monorail. This will provide passengers with a seamless and convenient travel experience.
The Line is built using the latest technology and design features to ensure that it is safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly. The Phase 2 elevated stations designed by ONG&ONG are Kentonmen, Taman Naga Emas, Sungai Besi, Serdang Raya Utara, Serdang Raya Selatan, Serdang Jaya, UPM, Taman Equine, Putra Permai, 16 Sierra, Cyberjaya Utara, Cyberjaya City Centre, and Putrajaya Sentral.
The stations are devised to be accessible for people with disabilities, with features such as ramps, lifts, and tactile flooring. The MRT Putrajaya Line is expected to have a significant impact on the development of the areas it serves. It will provide a much-needed transportation link for residents, which is expected to increase property values and stimulate economic activity. The line will also help to promote sustainable development, as it will encourage the use of public transportation instead of private cars.