A total of 212 house owners out of 327 properties that have been earmarked for acquisition for the proposed Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (Kidex) can appeal for waiver.
Kidex Sdn Bhd CEO Datuk Mohd Nor Idrus said they could appeal to the Public Works Department although their properties were within the 13m buffer from the carriageway.
Under the Malaysian Highway Authority laws, houses located within the 13m perimeter have to be acquired for the development, but special waivers or consideration could be given if the house owners appeal.
“Based on our figures, some 212 lot owners can request for a waiver. They must apply with the department and agree to the terms. This has actually been done many times when a road or highway project takes places,” he said.
Out of the 212 properties, 159 are located in within the jurisdiction of the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MBPJ), 41 within the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) and 12 in City Hall (DBKL). Majority of them are commercial properties. Only 48 residential houses are affected.