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Monday, February 28, 2011

Klang Valley MRT Watch

A blogspot called the KLANG VALLEY MRT WATCH has been created for concerned residents who want a responsible implementation of the project.

You can follow the developments of the MRT project and give your views at this site. You can also petition for an underground MRT.

The blogspot is at
A link has also been created in our blog for easy access.

Pros and cons of investing in a gated and guarded community

Written by Lim Siew May of   
Monday, 21 February 2011 16:11

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians have been bombarded with news reports of break-ins, sexual assaults and road bullies in the last few years. We don’t need news reports to inform us that the crime rate is escalating. Many of us have either fallen victim to criminals in recent times, or know of friends and relatives who have.

Security, it seems, has become a prized commodity. It is for this reason that gated and guarded (G&G) developments are becoming popular with Malaysians even though it comes with a high price tag. “The crime rate in KL is high, despite what the official figures say.

So, when developers come up with a gated and guarded development, there is a premium on the price that buyers are prepared to pay for,” says James Wong, director of VPC Alliance (KL) Sdn Bhd.

Security aside, G&G concepts are being built in response to consumers’ desire for better living standards, says Eric Ooi Yew Hock, managing director of real-estate advisory firm Knight Frank Malaysia. They give middle- and upper-income earners an upgraded lifestyle, he adds. Read more ....

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Announcement from Litrak

1. LITRAK has informed that the contractor has started piling works on the underpass in front of SS20/10 on 24/2/2011 and target to complete by 23/8/2011 (6 months) from 8.00 am until 7.00 pm daily.


LITRAK is undertaking road works at several U-turns as part of LDP’s pavement rehabilitation exercise. This work will require temporary closure of some U-turns to facilitate the works.

Temporary traffic management and signages to guide the highway users to alternative U-turn locations will be implemented. Highway users are advised to follow the signs posted for a smooth flow of traffic on LDP.

Kindly refer to the figures for the schedule and location of traffic diversion.

If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to call LDP Helpline 03-7494 7333.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Project (KVMRT Project)

An MRT Station has been aligned right next to SS20. It is parallel to the Bomba (from the junction to TTDI to about half of the Sinaran Condo) and is elevated above and straddling Jln Damansara. One entrance (Main) is from the Bomba and another goes down to the green belt in front of houses No: 75 to 93, SS20/10. Part of the green belt will be converted to a staff car park with access/exit for staff cars and trucks from SS20/10. There's also an elevated walkway on the Bomba side connecting to the existing pedestrian bridge while the existing "jogging" track on the green belt will be retained.

Affected residents are proposing to have the lines underground at residential areas in SS20, TTDI, BU...

Please extend your support to your fellow residents.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Residents want MRT route realigned

Visitors viewing the proposed Sungai Buloh-Kajang mass rapid transit (MRT) line at the public display. — Picture by Syed Abdullah Syed Nordin

PETALING JAYA: Affected residents of Bukit Bandaraya in Bangsar and Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) are suggesting that the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) realign the proposed Sungai Buloh-Kajang mass rapid transit (MRT) project to run underground at selected areas. According to the residents, the elevated line will not only bring traffic congestion and pollution once construction begins, but more importantly, there would be an invasion of privacy as commuters can see residents' homes from the elevated line.

Bukit Bandaraya Residents' Association vice-president Mumtaz Ali said the residents are against the proposed 15m elevated MRT line running through their neighbourhood.

His suggestion is that SPAD should get the MRT to run underground after the Section 16 station to Pusat Bandar Damansara Station... [Read more ...]

Friday, February 18, 2011

Proposed stations of Klang Valley MRT (Sg Buloh - Kajang line)

The proposed MRT line and its stations is as shown in the map below.

From the map, the proposed 35 stations are:

  • Sungai Buloh
  • Kg, Baru Sungai Buloh
  • RRI
  • Kota Damansara
  • Taman Industri Sg Buloh
  • PJU 5
  • Dataran Sunway
  • The Curve
  • One Utama
  • TTDI
  • Seksyen 17
  • Seksyen 16
  • Pusat Bandaraya Damansara
  • Semantan
  • KL Sentral
  • Pasar Seni
  • Merdeka
  • Bukit Bintang Barat
  • Bukit Bintang Timur
  • Pasar Rakyat
  • Cochrane
  • Maluri
  • Taman Bukit Ria
  • Taman Bukit Mewah
  • Leisure Mall
  • Plaza Phoenix
  • Taman Suntex
  • Taman Cuepacs
  • Bandar Tun Hussien Onn
  • Balakong
  • Taman Koperasi
  • Taman Mesra
  • Saujana Impian
  • Bandar Kajang
  • Kajang
Malaysia's largest megaproject and first Mass Rapit Transit (MRT) project.
- The Greater KL MRT Project is one of the key initiative identified under the government's Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).
- Project Delivery Partner (project manager) awarded to MMC-Gamuda Joint Venture Sdn Bhd.
- Project owner is Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd.
- Project regulator and licensing authority is Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).

- The Sg Buloh-Kajang MRT Line is the first of at least 3 MRT lines being planned, with a total length of 150km.
- Estimated total costs of three MRT lines is at least RM36.6 billion.
- The first phase is scheduled for ground breaking in July 2011 and fully operational by 2016.

- The whole MRT project is expected to create 130,000 jobs.
- The implementation is expected to generate Gross National Income of between RM3 billion and RM4 billion beginning 2011 until 2020.
- By 2020, the MRT is expected to carry 2 million riders, serving over 11% of total travel across Klang Valley and 64% of travel in and out of KL City Centre.

Sg Buloh-Kajang MRT
- Estimated to be between 60km to 65km in length.
- 35 stations, with 11 of them incorporating park-and-ride facilities.
- Population catchment of 1.2 million, with estimated daily ridership of 442,000.
- Between 9.5km and 10.5km of the length will be underground.
- The portion that passes through densely populated area such as Damansara and KL Central Business District will be underground.
- A ride from the first to the last station will take approximately 90 minutes.

- Integration with existing KTM Komuter stations in Sungai Buloh and Kajang.
- Integration with existing LRT stations either at KL Sentral or Pasar Seni and Maluri.
- May integrate with future MRT Line stations at Pusat Bandar Damansara and KL International Financial District (KLIFD).
- Connectivity for upcoming mega urban development area such as Sg Buloh RRIM, Warisan Merdeka, KLIFD and Cochrane City.

Divided opinions over MRT project

People having a closer look at the route map of the proposed Sungai Buloh-Kajang mass rapid transit line. — NST picture by Syed Abdullah Syed Nordin

KUALA LUMPUR: About half of respondents agree that the first proposed mass rapid transit line from Sungai Buloh to Kajang will save time, cost and reduce congestion while the other half say it will cause noise, dust and floods. Some of the respondents also wanted to know if they would be resettled. The findings of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report was released yesterday by the Department of Environment.

The survey, by ERE Consulting Group Sdn Bhd, had interviewed 700 residents in the affected areas.

The EIA further reported that 473 lots of land would likely be acquired for the Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line.

Read more: Divided opinions over MRT project

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Residents: Hands off gated communities

Residents say gated and guarded community schemes have reduced crime to almost nil. — Picture by Malai Rosmah Tuah
PETALING JAYA: Residents are unhappy over Petaling Jaya City Council's (MBPJ) stand on gated and guarded communities. Their are also upset because a public forum with MBPJ representatives was called off after many of them had made time for it.

"Since residents were upset that the forum was cancelled and wanted their opinions heard, we decided to have a roundtable meeting cum dialogue organised by our hosts, Damansara Utama state assemblyman Dr Cheah Wing Yin and the Damansara Jaya Residents' Association," said Elizabeth Wong, Bukit Lanjan state assemblyman.

The heads of residents' associations, Rukun Tetangga representatives and residents from different parts of Petaling Jaya turning up in full force at the session held at the Damansara Jaya Residents and Owners Association (DJROA) hall.

Read more: Residents: Hands off gated communities