Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Friday launched the much-awaited Klang Valley MY Rapid Transit (MRT) project, to be completed in 2016.
He said the 51km Sungai Buloh-Kajang line was the answer to the public's need for an efficient public transport system.
The project was not only crucial in ensuring the smooth movement of passengers but also a catalyst for the country's economic growth, Najib added.
"Investment into the project will flow back to the economy. The direct contribution from construction activities to the gross national income is expected to be in the range of RM3bil to RM4bil annually, beginning this year to 2020," Najib said at the launch.
He said the Gross National Income (GNI) contribution would also provide job opportunities to some 130,000 people, directly or indirectly, throughout the construction period.
There will be 31 stops along the Sungai Buloh-Kajang line - Sungai Buloh, Kg Baru Sungai Buloh, Kota Damansara, Taman Industri Sg Buloh, PJU5, Dataran Sunway, The Curve, One Utama, TTDI, Seksyen 16, Pusat Bandar Damansara, Semantan, KL Sentral, Pasar Seni, Warisan Merdeka, Bukit Bintang Sentral, Pasar Rakyat, Cochrane, Maluri, Taman Bukit Ria, Taman Bukit Mewah, Leisure Mall 23. Plaza Phoenix, Taman Suntex, Taman Cuepacs, Bandar Tun Hussein Onn, Balakong, Taman Koperasi, Saujana Impian, Bandar Kajang and Kajang.