Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded two more civil contracts – C929 and C932A, with a total value of US$175M for the Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) project.
Contracts 929 and 932A are for the construction of Kaki Bukit and Kallang Bahru stations, with both being awarded to China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited at US$76M and US$99M respectively. Although with vast experience of constructing railway infrastructure projects in China, Contracts 929 and 932A will be their first MRT contracts in Singapore.
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Besides serving HDB residents and students of nearby schools, the two stations will provide alternative transportation to those working at the Kaki Bukit and Kallang Basin industrial estates. The Kallang Bahru station, located near the junction of Kallang Bahru and Geylang Bahru Road, will also serve as a Civil Defence shelter.
Construction of these stations will start next month and are targeted to complete in 2017.
The 21km long DTL3 is the final stretch of the 42km Downtown Line. It will enhance rail connectivity in the eastern corridors to the Central Business District (CBD) and developments in the Marina Bay area. Fully underground, DTL3 comprises 16 stations, including three interchange stations: MacPherson, Tampines and Expo. These interchange stations will link to the Circle Line (CCL) and the East West Line (EWL), providing greater accessibility and significantly improve travel time for commuters.