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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 ...]

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