The Selangor government has requested Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) to consider building monopoles for the Central Area Reinforcement (CAR) project at the new alignment along the Rawang-Ipoh Federal Highway.
Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the proposal was made a briefing by an engineering consulting firm, Aecom New Zealand, which was appointed by the state government to study the route for the installation of high voltage cables in Rawang.
“The new alignment along the Rawang-Ipoh Federal Highway has been recommended by Aecom New Zealand on grounds that it require minimum cost and does not have any impact on residents,” he said in a statement.
The delay of the CAR project has incurred huge losses to TNB and further delay of the project could result in a massive blackout in the central region in the peninsula due to power shortage.
The project was delayed after residents in Kampung Sg Terentang had opposed the construction of transmission towers near their neighbourhood.
In another development, Abdul Khalid said the state government would assist the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) in making new plans for bus service in four areas following a decision by Konsortium Transnasional Berhad (KTB) to terminate its service.
The Klang Municipal Council (MPK) and the local government authorities in Kuala Langat, Kuala Selangor and Sabak Bernam will assist SPAD in identifying the routes, he added.