Putra Heights residents await assurance from Prasarana

Syarikat Prasarana Berhad is yet to respond to the request by the residents of Putra Heights for a geological report on the proposed LRT track alignment near SK Seksyen 27 (2) and Taman Subang Alam.

Prasarana was tasked by Selangor Chief Minister Khalid Ibrahim in a meeting last month to meet with the technical team set up by the residents.

As the meeting is yet to be held, Prasarana has been asked by the residents to show proof that the proposed LRT track in the area is feasible and safe.

Putra Heights residents’ LRT task force committee chairman, Prema Kaur, said the residents are yet to receive the report from Prasarana after a month.

“It is unlikely that they will send us their report because we have been asking for two years but to no avail,” she said.

Only with the report can the residents’ technical team verify the facts and engage with Prasarana in further discussion.

The residents are concerned that the proposed site is situated on hilly land and the track will run close to their homes.

The alignment will house the eleventh and twelfth stations of the Kelana Jaya Line extension.

UKM geologist, Dr Tajul Anuar Jamaluddin, had in his report for the residents, warned that the sags and crests of land constitute a differential settlement that might not be suitable for a running an LRT carriage over.

He also noted that the track will run over former quarry land, which is water-logged.

It remains unclear whether the Selangor state government has approved the project since Khalid visited the site on April 25.

Also see this letter from The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, here.