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Tuesday September 9, 2008
By LIM CHIA YING
The proposed LRT route to Subang Jaya and USJ is yet to be confirmed. It was the first information relayed by Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh at her first town hall meeting with residents of Goodyear Court 7, 8, 9 and 10 last Saturday.
“Prasarana is waiting for the engineering design and survey of the proposed hubs before submitting it for approval.
“Once the approval comes through, the residents will be asked for their feedback and to put in their objections, if any,” Yeoh said.
Her update on the issue comes after the recent announcement in Budget 2009 by the Prime Minister that the LRT line into Subang Jaya and USJ will complement the existing LRT route from Kelana Jaya and connect to the Ampang line via Putra Heights and Puchong.
“The process of finding a proper route and land is tough, as Subang Jaya is already a developed township and residents do not want the proposed route to pass through their property.
“However, Transport Minister Datuk Ong Tee Keat has said that residents will be given at least three months to submit their objections and comments,” said Yeoh.
She added that she would also be proposing to the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) president to set up a task force to work with Rapid KL and Prasarana on how to improve public transportation in the township.
During the hour-long meeting, she spoke to the residents about various issues and activities she is working on and things to be ironed out with the relevant authorities.
Present at the meeting were MPSJ secretary Slamat Hamzah and department directors Rosli Mohammad Yunus from engineering and Dr Abdul Rahim Ahmad from health.
With regards to the road from Kesas highway to USJ 1, she said at present, only a one-way route had been approved.
“I understand from the MPSJ that it has submitted to the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) for a two-way route.
Yeoh also spoke on the frequent congestion at Persiaran Tujuan and said the MPSJ would be carrying out an independent assessment study.
“The council will have to study and see which junctions can be closed.”
Later, Yeoh took some questions from the residents, who voiced their concerns on congestion and environmental issues.
Yeoh will continue with her town hall meeting at different places each month.
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