TRX UNDERGROUND TUNNEL OPENS TO PUBLIC ON 29 NOV
Kuala Lumpur, 22 November 2023 - Works Minister Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi today had a working visit to view Tun Razak Exchange (“TRX”) road infrastructure, including the five kilometre underground vehicular tunnel in anticipation of its opening on 29 November.
The road network will seamlessly link TRX to a network of 12 major roads and highways including Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Maju Expressway (MEX), SMART Tunnel, and the Setiawangsa-Pantai Expressway (SPE).
Additionally, TRX’s underground tunnel, which will have direct connections to Jalan Tun Razak and SMART highway, creates a loop system that provides access to and from major thoroughfares to various points within the development. By bypassing the busy roads, vehicles going to TRX do not add to the existing traffic volume in surrounding roads. Vehicles entering TRX via the loop tunnels will go straight to the parking bays, under the respective buildings in the district.
This road network system, supported by the on-site Tun Razak Exchange MRT station, gives TRX the best connectivity in the city. This MRT interchange is the only station in the city centre that hosts both the Kajang Line and the Putrajaya Line. Connected to 64 stops, commuters can reach TRX within 45 minutes from anywhere on the MRT lines.
YB Dato Sri Alexander commended the completion of the remarkable road infrastructure for the development to support TRX as Malaysia’s dedicated International Financial Centre.
“For a national project of this scale at a prime city location, TRX has carried out a lot of strategic planning to facilitate access for both public transport users as well as private vehicles. It aligns with the Government’s commitment to make TRX as an international business and social destination.”
“For example, the joint effort with DBKL for the recently completed Jalan Tun Razak Traffic Dispersal project can reduce the traffic into the city by about 30 percent.”
The TRX tunnels, built by Gadang Engineering (M) Bhd and WCT Berhad, comprises two levels dedicated to vehicular traffic and an additional level exclusively for utility services. For the safety and convenience of TRX road users, the installation of Waze Beacon within the TRX road tunnels also guarantees uninterrupted navigation into the district.
TRX City Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Azmar Talib said the construction of the underground tunnel constitutes a crucial part of the RM3 billion investment dedicated to developing essential infrastructure for TRX.
“While TRX was envisioned as an international financial centre, it was designed as a transit-oriented development (TOD). We believe we have succeeded in creating a world-class urban ecosystem by incorporating our sustainability standard, inviting public spaces, and exceptional connectivity,” he said.
YB Dato Sri Alexander was accompanied by representatives from Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), representatives of Public Works Department, Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia (LLM), MEX, and SMART. The working visit was hosted by TRX City Sdn Bhd, the master developer of TRX.
The TRX Tunnel will be open to public on 29 November 2023, the opening day for retail mall The Exchange TRX and the 10-acre rooftop park TRX City Park.
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About TRX City Sdn Bhd
TRX City Sdn Bhd (TRXC) is wholly owned by the Malaysian Ministry of Finance and is the master developer of Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), Malaysia’s International Financial Centre. TRXC ensures global best practices, developers' innovative master plans, and integrates smart, sustainable, well-connected, and future-proofed infrastructure. As the company that leads the project from vision to execution, TRXC undertakes all planning, marketing, enhancement, management, and infrastructure provisions for the project.
For more information, visit www.trx.my
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