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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30, 2015:

The master plan for Duta Ulu Kelang Expressway 3 (DUKE 3) which will be built at 30km length is expected to reduce traffic flow entering the city when it is built in the concept of a highway and and transportation system with the “park and ride” concept. At the highways, public transport and private users will have 53 parking spaces for them to utilise which will connect them to public transport services such as the KTM Commuter, MRT and LRT to the city. Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib said the Prime Minister’s Department has approved the DUKE 3 plan on Jan 14 which will be developed by a concession company, Ekovest Berhad, the developer for DUKE highway previously. “The government agreed to continue this project to improve the traffic flow in the city. “With the park and ride concept, we want to synchronise the traffic flow necessities and to provide them with everything necessary as what is being done in Singapore,” he said during a media conference held here today. Meanwhile, according to Ekovest Berhad chairman Datuk Lim Keng Cheng, they have identified several locations for the park and ride to be built around the KL City Bypass “The first park and ride facility has been integrated with the DUKE 2 highway plan which will be known as the Segambut Rest and Services Area (Segar) which could accommodate up to 4,000 cars. “We will not be able to avoid traffic congestion but this idea could reduce up 53% or 53,000 vehicles entering the city compared to the current amount which is a million,” he said.

About RM3.8 million will be used to built the DUKE 3 highway which will cover the areas around Tunku Abdul Rahman University, Wangsa Maju, Setiawangsa, Ampang, Tun Razak Exchange, Malaysia Urban Development Corridor and Kerinchi.

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