Work on railway line from Subang airport to KL Sentral has begun

Big plans: Mohd Jaafar (left) looking at maps from the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) Local Draft Plan (third revision) 2020.

Construction work on the Subang Skypark Terminal railway line to the airport in Subang has begun and is due to be completed in February 2016.

Shah Alam mayor Datuk Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan is seeking an additional station in Seksyen U1 for the convenience of travellers going to the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SAAS) airport.

The 8km line will begin at the Subang Jaya KTM Komuter station and end at the Skypark Terminal station located in front of the airport’s Terminal 3.

“Once the line is completed, travellers can board the train at the KL Sentral KTM station and make their way to the Skypark Terminal with ease,” said Mohd Jaafar.

He said the new track would be linked to the Kelana Jaya LRT extension line as well as the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line headed towards Klang, which is in the planning stages at the moment.

He said this during the launch of the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) Local Draft Plan (third revision) 2020 Publicity and Public Hearing programme.

“The local draft plan is in its third revision because we need to keep up with changes the city is going through in view of these new public transportation links,” he added.

Jaafar said changes to 30 lots were requested by the business community including developers With projects in the jurisdiction of MBSA.

He said the developers and lot owners wanted to change their zoning, density and plot ratio.

The draft plan, he said, was gazetted on July 31 and the Selangor State Planning Committee had also agreed that MBSA prepare the third amendment under Section 12(1) Town and Country Planning Act 1976.

He urged the public to view the amendments at the exhibition in Wisma MBSA as well as their branch offices in Sungai Buloh, Kota Kemuning and Setia Alam.

“We need feedback to ensure proper development and planning for Shah Alam.

“I hope they will use this opportunity to view it instead of protesting after the plan has been submitted,” he said.

The draft plan amendments will be on display until Sept 5, from 9am to 5pm.

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