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Friday, December 20, 2013

Residents against LRT construction in Selangor due to safety reasons


BY KATHLEEN MICHAEL
The construction site of the LRT track in USJ 6 along Persiaran Kewajipan in Subang Jaya.

RESIDENTS are opposed to the construction of the LRT extension from Kelana Jaya to Putra Heights because of safety concerns.

On May 27, 2009, the state had agreed to the construction.

The matter was brought up by Seri Muda assemblyman Shuhaimi Shafiei (PR) during the state assembly meeting yesterday.

Selangor Local Government, Studies and Research committee chairman Datuk Teng Chang Khim said the state government had agreed to elect two independent consultants to prepare in-depth reports on the geotechnical engineering aspects including building on sensitive ground as well as the alignment of the LRT.

He said that studies found residents opposed the project because of the dangers posed by a man-made quarry next to their housing area.


He added that developers must take mitigating steps to guarantee the safety of residents.

Shuhaimi also questioned if the local councils have the power to monitor construction sites.
Teng said local councils have the authority to take action against developers.

“This includes issuing a stop-work order if they fail to take action following complaints,” he said.
Mat Shuhaimi added that because of construction work for the LRT project, landslides have hit the home of a resident in Taman Subang Alam, twice.

He added that residents have also complained that work was continuing beyond 10pm.

Teng said an investigation will be carried out.

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