Audit: Overdue KTM link to Skypark still incomplete, funds sat idle for five years

The RM521 million project was commissioned in 2013 and scheduled for completion last year, before receiving a time extension to June 2017. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
The RM521 million project was commissioned in 2013 and scheduled for completion last year, before receiving a time extension to June 2017. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 — The already late extension linking the KTM Komuter line in Subang Jaya to the Subang Skypark Terminal remains unfinished while the previously extended contract also expired in June, according to federal auditors.

The Auditor-General’s Report for 2016 (Series 2) further highlighted that the RM142.75 million transferred in 2012 to the Railways Assets Corporation (RAC) for the extension has not even been touched.

The RM521 million project was commissioned in 2013 for completion last year, before receiving a time extension to June 2017.

In the entry, the Auditor-General urged the Transport Ministry to recall the RM142.75 million with applied interest and for it to impose penalties on the contractor for late delivery, among others.

“Stern action must be taken against the contractor by claiming liquidated and ascertained damages (LAD) for project not being on time, poor management of on-site issues, and not following project specifications,” the report said.

The original cost in planning the project also rose by RM21 million, the audit said.

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