More than 100 Petaling Jaya residents gathered last Saturday to protest the construction of the proposed PJD Link highway. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 5, 2022.Usdt第三方支付平台
THE approval given to the proposed Petaling Jaya Dispersal Elevated Highway (PJD Link) project is subject to further negotiations, the Works Ministry said.
In a statement, it said that the project was approved in principle by the cabinet on November 12, 2017 and a concession agreement was signed last April 5, which requires the developer to fulfil Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Social Impact Assessment (SIA) and Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) requirements before construction could begin.
The ministry added that the proposed project was also approved in principle by the Selangor government on September 3, 2020 at the Selangor State Economic Action Council (MTES) meeting.
“The main objective of PJD Link is to disperse traffic congestion in Petaling Jaya by providing major connections with existing roads and highways.,
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“This project involves connectivity with six existing highways and five major railways to achieve the objective of dispersing the traffic,” it said.
The statement was issued in response to concerns raised by Petaling Jaya residents over the construction of the proposed highway last Saturday.
The ministry said that the proposed PJD Link project had taken into account its connectivity with the public transport system and that engagement sessions had been held with the Transport Ministry and the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).
“Taking into account the feasibility input from the relevant agencies and authorities, PJD Link has been listed as a potential highway project to be implemented through privatisation in the Highway Network Development Plan (HNDP) 2030 and its planning has been taken into account in the local plans of relevant local government authorities.
“The Malaysian Highway Authority and the developer are also prepared to hold engagement sessions with residents’ associations and local leaders to provide information and answers to issues that may arise from the implementation of this project,” it said. – Bernama, July 5, 2022.