DUKE 2 to be ready by end of the month

By BERNAMA / Pic By HUSSEIN SHAHARUDDIN

The second alignment for the Tun Razak Link (TR Link) at the Duta-Ulu Kelang Express-way (DUKE) Phase 2 will be fully operational by end of this month, thus completing the DUKE 2 TR Link, which will benefit thousands of city dwellers.

Ekovest Bhd MD Tan Sri Lim Keng Cheng said the second alignment which will connect Jalan Gombak to Jalan Pahang was the most awaited alignment by the city dwellers who live in the suburbs and work in the city centre.

Previously, the first alignment of the TR Link was opened on May 23 this year, which commenced at Jalan Tun Razak near KL Hospital/National Heart Institute and traversed northwards along Jalan Pahang and Jalan 9/48A to connect to the existing Jalan Gombak after crossing existing DUKE 1 at Sentul Pasar Interchange.

“Currently we are discussing the date for the launch of the second alignment. I know everyone is excited about it,” he told reporters after handing over a contribution worth RM60,000 to 15 mosques and surau, located along the DUKE 1 and 2 in Kuala Lumpur (KL) yesterday.

Meanwhile, Lim said the Sri Damansara Link alignment is expected to be operational by next month.

The 16.4km DUKE Phase 2 project, costing RM1.18 billion, is mostly elevated and comprises the TR link and Sri Damansara Link, which will be connected to the existing DUKE 1.

The existing DUKE 1, built at a cost of RM980 million, is a 19km tolled highway which provides connectivity to the East-West route of northern KL, connecting the New Klang Valley Expressway in west KL to the KL-Karak Highway in the north and the Middle Ring Road 2 in the east.