Only 10% of land proposed for Kidex will be acquired

ONLY 10% of the proposed 3,784 lots of land and houses may be acquired by the Government for the proposed Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (Kidex).

The Malaysian Highway Authority deputy director-general Mohd Saleh Santhiman said although 3,784 lots comprising residential, commercial and industrial land, were part of the preliminary study, only 10% might finally be acquired for the project.

Mohd Saleh said the highway routes were the same as mentioned by Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran at a press conference with the media recently.

It will start from New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) and head towards Kinrara in Puchong.

“The Kidex expressway will mostly be an elevated highway, passing over some of the existing roads.

“We are now in the study stage and the number of lots that will be acquired can only be determined once the road design is finalised,” he said.

The expressway will pass through areas such as Tropicana Mall, SSTwo Mall, Rothman’s traffic light, Section 14, Amcorp Mall, Hilton Petaling Jaya, Jalan Templer roundabout, Taman Datuk Harun, Taman Medan Baru and Bandar Kinrara.

Mohd Saleh said the public would be briefed on the highway project during the land surveying process but did not state a date.

In a StarMetro report recently, it was stated that 3,784 lots of land, mostly in Petaling Jaya, might be acquired by the Government for Kidex.

The matter was first highlighted by Rajiv and Petaling Jaya City councillor Lee Suet Sen.

It also said Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua had raised the issue in Parliament recently.

It was also reported that residents want the relevant bodies to keep them informed on the proposed project.

They said they should be included in the decision-making process.

The residents, mostly senior citizens, added that they were worried their houses might be acquired for the highway project.

They said the Government should provide better public transport such as the LRT or bus services, instead of spending money on Kidex.

Kidex is estimated to cost RM2.2bil.

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