LRT extension: Saujana stays, Sri Aman to be realigned

A briefing conducted by Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) to the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) today revealed that the proposed Kg Sri Aman LRT station in Puchong will be realigned, while no change has been made for the proposed Saujana Residency station.

Prasarana, however, is forking out RM4 million to compensate Saujana Residency residents whose units will be affected by the proposed station, which will be the fourth in the Kelana Jaya line extension, said MPSJ’s city planning department head Yunos Kashib.

Yunos (right) said the compensation amount has been increased as the station, to be built on a tennis court, will be merely four meters away from some units.

Komunitikini was told that the decision came about after an instruction from Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim in an economic action (MTES) meeting last month.

The federal government-linked company had also issued K Forms (Borang K) to acquire plots of land that are involved in the project.

Transportation Ministry, Railway Department and Land Public Transport Commission are expected to meet up soon to study how the Kelana Jaya line extension would compliment the forthcoming Mass Railway Transit Project.

Besides, Prasarana has vetoed the Alam Megah alternative route as it is vying for Education Ministry’s approval to build a station in front of Sekolah Wawasan USJ.

On the other hand, the much-criticised Kg Sri Aman station of the Ampang line extension will be realigned via an alternative route through Jalan Berkat.

It was reported last year that the station might be relocated to Kg Kuala Sungai Baru, a village across a river from Kg Sri Aman.

Yunos said the new route will have little impact on the livelihoods of Kg Sri Aman residents.

“Prasarana will conduct a briefing with the local villagers soon,” he said, adding that the route plan will also be displayed at MPSJ headquarters starting March 15.

Meanwhile, councillor Looi Kheng Min has asked the company to further engage stakeholders during the meeting.

“Many of the information they relayed to us have not been distributed to the public,” he told Komunitikini.

He believes that Prasarana is capable of handling some 2000 public complaints on the issue and produce a responsive adjustment.

November 25, no hindrance from him if Education Ministry approve Prasarana’s demand to build a station in front of Sekolah Wawasan USJ.

 

 

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