MPSJ to send link proposal to state government


dharam@thestar.com.my 

THE Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) will submit its proposal for a link from Jalan Putra Permai in Seri Kembangan to the Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya Dedicated Highway.  

All 24 MPSJ councillors gave their full support for the proposal during a council meeting last week to discuss the link that would help ease traffic flow in and around Seri Kembangan. 

MPSJ president Datuk Mohd Arif Abdul Rahman said the council had also gained support from residents associations, Puchong MP Lau Yeng Peng and Serdang MP Datuk Yap Pian Hon. 

He said MPSJ was submitting its proposal to the state government on Tuesday for the Selangor Economic Action Council (MTES) meeting. 

“The state government will discuss and study the proposal before submitting it to the Federal Government for further action,’’ he said, adding that the final decision was with the Federal Government. 

Mohd Arif was speaking to reporters after visiting the site where a flyover would be built over Jalan Putra Permai in Seri Kembangan to form part of the dedicated highway. 

Residents have called for a link to be built for their access to the highway.  

Also present during the visit were highway concessionaire Konsortium Lapangan Terjaya Sdn Bhd director Oo Gin Huat, Lau, Seri Kembangan assemblyman Datuk Liew Yuen Keong, councillors and MPSJ officials. 

Liew said the council or the state government did not ask for a link previously as they were told during the early planning of the highway that it would be built from the Kampung Pandan roundabout in Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya without any links in between. 

He said changes were later made to include links at Taman Miharja, Salak South and Kuchai Lama, all three in Kuala Lumpur, whereas no links were planned for the more than 12km stretch of the highway that would pass through Selangor.  

He added that at the initial planning stage, there were also no plans to develop the Putra Permai township. 

Liew said the main road in Seri Kembangan was already facing serious congestion while the situation was starting to worsen in Jalan Putra Permai.  

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