Hopes of realigning Dash dashed


Damansara Perdana residents hoping highway concessionaire Prolintas might move the proposed Damansara-Shah Alam Highway (Dash) alignment out of their neighbourhood had those hopes dashed today.

They said their morning meeting with Prolintas officials yielded nothing concrete, effectively putting the situation back to “square one”.

“The meeting was requested to present us with proposed improvement plans for the highway alignment in Damansara Perdana,” said SNTD spokesperson Michelle Wong.

Wong stressed that the meeting with Prolintas had taken place on the basis that it did not constitute an official public briefing or consultation.

Although an invitation for the meeting had been extended to the Works Ministry and copied to other parties, including the Selangor State Secretariat, only one representative from the Malaysian Highways Authority was present.

A request for a Social Impact Assessment (SIA) report, said SNTD member Alvin Chin, was met with the answer that the report was with the Works Ministry.

“Since there was no Works Ministry representative, we can’t confirm Prolintas’s statement,” Chin added.

Additionally, the group will be writing in to Selangor Mentri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali to inform him of the latest development.

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