Improved design for DASH to be presented to residents

RESIDENTS affected by the final phase of the Damansara-Shah Alam (DASH) Elevated Expressway project will soon be able to view a new and improved design for the project, which has taken into account their views and suggestions.

Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali said he was informed by the highway concessionaire Prolintas Sdn Bhd that the design had been completed.

“The new design will be presented to the residents to get their views and feedback before a final decision is made,” said Azmin, who had previously held meetings with Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof and the Malaysian Highway Authority together with the concessionaire to discuss the matter.

During the meetings held, Azmin said he had conveyed the issues shared by the Say No To Dash (SNTD) group and had asked the minister to look into their concerns before coming up with an alternative option.

“The residents are not against the project but they are suggesting that the final phase be realigned. I have listened to their suggestions and have passed them on to the minister himself,” he said, adding that the complaints came from residents living in Damasara Perdana that was part of the last phase of the project.

Azmin, who was answering Shahrum Mohd Sharif’s (BN-Dengkil) query on the status of DASH, also gave a brief introduction on the project before explaining the state’s decision.

DASH is planned as a 20.1km highway from Shah Alam’s Puncak Perdana through Denai Alam and Kampung Melayu Subang, the Rubber Research Institute Malaysia land and Kota Damansara before exiting at the Damansara-Puchong Highway.

Earlier in September, state Environment committee chairman Elizabeth Wong told residents that Prolintas Sdn Bhd had only submitted an “improved design” for the highway phase running through Damansara Perdana, with the inclusion of noise barriers.

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