PJD Link scrapped as conditions were not met, says Amirudin


SHAH ALAM: The Petaling Jaya Dispersal Link (PJD Link Expressway) development project was scrapped because it did not fulfill the requirements laid out by the government a year ago, says Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.

The caretaker mentri besar said the decision was made based on an assessment report from the Town and Country planning department.

“According to the decision made last year, the project will be scrapped automatically in the even there is a failure to fulfill Social impact assessment (SIA) or the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA),” he told reporters at a press conference here on Monday (July 31), after unveiling the unity pact’s manifesto for Selangor.

“It was a policy decision,” he added.

Therefore, he said there is no legal repercussion with the cancellation of the project.

He said the government too wanted to resolve the congestion problem in Petaling Jaya, however, the project cannot proceed at this juncture as conditions were not fulfilled.

Amirudin had announced the decision to scrap the project earlier on Monday (July 31).

The PJD Link is a proposed 25.4km dual-lane tolled elevated expressway connecting Damansara to Bandar Kinrara.

It would have gone past several areas in Petaling Jaya, including Jalan Penchala and Jalan Utara.

Residents have also pressured the Selangor government to scrap the proposed elevated highway project over traffic and environmental concerns.

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