PJD Link not dead – Selangor state gov’t says project still being reviewed, new SIA must be conducted

PJD Link not dead – Selangor state gov’t says project still being reviewed, new SIA must be conducted

It just won’t go away, will it? The Petaling Jaya Dispersal Link (PJD Link) that many PJ folks are against is reportedly still on the cards, despite communications minister Fahmi Fadzil having said in April that the project had been discontinued as the developer had failed to meet certain requirements, The Star and the New Straits Times reports.

The latest on the on-and-off project is that it is still in the list of seven highway projects under consideration in Selangor. This was indicated by state infrastructure and agriculture committee chairman Izham Hashim during the state assembly sitting yesterday, when he addressed Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran’s (PH-DAP) question on new highways that were in the pipeline.

He said that the state government had been asked by the federal administration to review the PJD Link project after the concessionaire made improvements to at least five areas along the proposed highway.

“The PJD Link developer has made some changes to the alignment in Petaling Jaya, based on the social impact assessment (SIA) and objections from the public. The new alignment will be discussed at the Selangor economic action council meeting,” Izham said, stating that most of the objections to the project were from PJ residents.

Initial PJD Link proposed alignment. Click to enlarge.

“The developer has proposed a mitigation plan based on the objections received. The new alignment needs to be studied again and a new SIA must be conducted with the affected people before it is presented to the state and federal government for consideration,” he added.

“This is the condition that we have imposed on the concessionaire of the highway project. They must engage and get feedback from the affected people residing in the areas where changes and improvements were made for the proposed construction of the highway through the SIA. We want to know if the people accept the changes and improvements made,” Izham explained.

The project, estimated to cost more than RM2 billion, was initially cancelled in July last year, and then said to be open to revival in the future should it meet requirements. It is aimed at connecting Damansara to Bandar Kinrara, effectively linking the north and south of Petaling Jaya, and reducing the travel time between these two points by 25%.

What do think of the project? Should it be implemented? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

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Comments

  • People protested because they DON’T accept the proposal. U amend until it become acceptable is also against the voice of the people!

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  • newme on Jul 05, 2024 at 12:18 pm

    Told ya it will come back after the by-election.

    Pray for another by-election if want it to be discontinue … TEMPORARILY.

    https://paultan.org/2024/04/18/pjd-link-highway-project-discontinued-fahmi-fadzil/

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    • Sick & Tired on Jul 05, 2024 at 4:38 pm

      Just kick them out of Selangor… PERMANENTLY
      Then we won’t face this issue anymore.

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      • Newme on Jul 06, 2024 at 11:56 am

        Then you will get productivity, water, employnent, investment and livelihood issues.

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        • Sick & Tired on Jul 09, 2024 at 4:03 pm

          All which are less problematic than harming health & wellbeing. You can live without productivity & investment, you cannot live if your lungs are full of dust.

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  • Imagine the non stop noise pollution and also the rempit noise in the night. Instead of elevated, why not just make it underground, I’m sure only little will oppose to it.

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  • Manifesto Dicapati on Jul 05, 2024 at 3:13 pm

    Yet another capati from Pakatan Capati. When there is money to be made, the dollar bills cover these mentris eyes while they pocket the profits.
    And yet stupid PH voters continue to vote them. Haha. When your homes becomes a noisy & dusty highway you only have yourselves to blame.

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  • Lala Land on Jul 05, 2024 at 4:52 pm

    All these private highways must be responsible to ensure their highways are not being used by noisy vehicles like illegal bike race etc.

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  • DonkeyKong on Jul 05, 2024 at 8:17 pm

    Janji dicapati rakyat dijuburi. Syabas!!

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  • The duration of constructing a highway is too long.during construction, contractor anyhow close existing lanes for up to 6 years causing worse jams and bottlenecks. If construction does not affect traffic flow, there would be less protest.

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  • dumdeedum on Jul 06, 2024 at 12:51 pm

    Wow people still wanna drive even though petrol price increase.

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  • ROTI CANAI on Jul 06, 2024 at 11:04 pm

    Janji dicapati

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