Groundbreaking development : Construction work in Clementi to commence in Q2 for Maju MRT station

Construction of the Maju MRT station on the upcoming Cross Island Line (CRL) is slated to commence in the second quarter of this year.

New developments are underway as the construction of the Maju MRT station on the upcoming Cross Island Line (CRL) is slated to commence in the second quarter of this year. Anticipated to bring upgraded connectivity to residents and students in the region, the project is expected to escort a new era of efficient and convenient transportation.

The Maju MRT station, strategically located along Clementi Road in proximity to prominent educational institutions like the Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore University of Social Sciences, and Ngee Ann Polytechnic, is poised to be an important hub on the CRL (Cross Island Line) network. The initiation of construction indicates a significant milestone in Singapore’s ongoing efforts to expand and modernize its public transportation infrastructure.

The Cross Island Line, Singapore’s eighth MRT line and a major addition to Singapore’s MRT network, is designed to enhance connectivity. The inclusion of the Maju MRT station is expected to ease commuting for residents and students in the surrounding areas, fostering better accessibility to educational institutions and facilitating smoother travel for the general public.

It is expected that the passenger service for phase 2 of the MRT line, comprising six underground stations including Maju, to start in the year 2032. The construction work for Maju station is expected to be challenging, with wavy terrain and mixed ground conditions at the location, said the LTA (Land Transport Authority) on January 31 (Wednesday).

The authority also asserted, “For safety and ground stability, earth retaining and stabilizing structures will be implemented before excavation and construction works for station structures commence.” The LTA also added by saying that during the works, traffic and utilities diversions will also be carried out in phases. As construction gears up, commuters and residents are advised to prepare for anticipated traffic diversions. The necessary adjustments are being implemented to ensure the safety of the public during the construction phase and to facilitate the seamless progress of the project.

The Maju MRT station is part of a broader commitment by the government to address the evolving needs of Singapore’s growing population and enhance the overall efficiency of public transportation. LTA had conducted an Environmental Impact Assessment as the construction is going to take place near the Clementi Forest. It added by saying that the measures would include establishing a flora and fauna monitoring and management program, as well as regular inspections of hoarding drains and earth control measures.

KTC Civil Engineering and Construction has been awarded the contract for the design and construction of the station at a value of around S$480 million (US$358 million). The Maju MRT station, with its strategic location and anticipated positive impact on local connectivity, is poised to become a vital component of Singapore’s evolving urban landscape.