Residents hold protest over proposed highways

Petaling Jaya residents hold protest over proposed Kidex and Dash elevated highways at Padang Timur on Sunday.

A group of Petaling Jaya residents held a protest at Padang Timur on Sunday to object the proposed construction of Kidex (Kinrara-Damansara) and Dash (Damansara-Shah Alam) elevated highways.

In the two-hour rally, they also collected signatures to object to the construction of the two proposed highways.

The protest organisers also distributed car stickers and copies of the representation forms for the Selangor Draft Structure Plan 2035, to object the inclusion of the two highways in the state's master plan.

Damansara Perdana residents were also shocked and angry over the proposed Dash as they claimed none of them were consulted over the plan.

Dash, which was said to be approved by the Federal government, runs over Jalan PJU 8/1, the main road in Damansara Perdana township.

"This sets a very dangerous precedent, if the concessionaire disregards the flawed Environmental Impact and Traffic Impact Assessment and push the highways through dense residential area and high tension wires," said Say N o To Dash spokesperson Michelle Wong.

Aside from local Petaling Jaya City councillors, several local elected representatives from PJ Utara, PJ Selatan and Damansara Perdana were also present at the rally.

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