PJD Link doesn’t exist in Selangor’s plans for now, says MB

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 — The controversial Petaling Jaya Dispersal Elevated Highway (PJD Link) project has not been submitted for planning approval in Selangor, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said today.

The MB added that any previous approval had only come from the federal government.

“So, the state government has not received any proposal, what type of changes they are proposing for PJD Link, or Kidex before.

“As of their primary presentation to us before, they promised to avoid any complaints and try to change all the aspects opposed by Petaling Jaya residents.

“As of now, under the state’s planning, there is no PJD Link except when they come to us and present to us through the Selangor State Economic Action Council (MTES),” Amirudin told a press conference at the Parliament building here today.

In October last year, Selayang MP William Leong had urged the Pakatan Harapan state government to exercise its powers and block the PJD Link.

He reportedly said the corporate structure of the proposed highway project has clear potential to worsen inequality and hamper economic growth in the state, which could be predicted even before formal evaluations were finalised.

The PJD Link, which is a tolled elevated highway, would cut across densely populated parts of Petaling Jaya.

Previously, some residents staged a protest against the proposed PJD Link at Section 14, Petaling Jaya, crying out their frustrations over the highway’s potential impacts on the residents and the environment.