Sungai Buloh Green Lane sits on safety reserve land, cannot be developed

The Selangor state government today rejected all applications for development on the 8-hectares of TOL land known as Green Lane in Sungai Buloh, that belonged to the state government, including from Yayasan Selangor.

Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the land used by nursery operators is the site of safety reserve land which ‘houses’ high pressure water pipes where no development should have been carried out.

He said the current (nursery) sites are safety reserves where buried under are two high pressure water pipes which are 2.2m and 2.05m in size respectively.

The pipes from Jalan Batu 3, Sungai Buloh to Jalan Subang caters watersupply needs to more than one million people and any uncalled for activities may cause damage to the pipes and disrupt water supply, he said.

“As a responsible Menteri Besar, I cannot just close an eye to dangers posed to the pipes due to development in the area,” he said in a statement after meeting the relevant parties involved.

During the meeting, Sunny Low, president of the Landscape and AgricultureNursery Operators of Subang Association, State Secretary Mohammed KhusrinMunawi, Datuk Bandar Petaling Jaya, Roslan Sakiman, Petaling district officer Zulkifli Yaakob and Gombak district officer Ahmad Zaharin Mohd Saad were present.

However, Abdul Khalid said he would try to find an amicable solution to the predicament of the 60 operators along the Green Lane to ensure their business would not be affected.

“We will ask Yayasan Selangor to conduct a feasibility study to determine whether activities along the Green Lane were safe.

If the place is not safe the state government will offer them another site for their business,” he said.

He also invited the nursery operators to conduct a similar study and submit a report within a month.

– Bernama