LRT3 route prioritises minimal impact to residents, says Liow

KLANG, Sept 18 — The alignment for the Light Rail Transit Route 3 (LRT3) prioritises minimal impact on residents living along the route, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, However, he said that as the project would be implemented in a high population density it would be difficult to avoid certain areas.

Thus, he said, the parties involved would continue to discuss with the local populace to get further feedback.

“The project is under the supervision of Syarikat Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) and the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), but we will continue to listen to the people on the impact of the LRT3 alignment.

“We will see as to how the alignment can have the most minimal impact to the surrounding residents,” he told reporters here, today.

He said this when asked to comment on complaints that the alignment would cut across the Simpang Lima Muslim cemetery here.

The complainants said this touched on the sensitivities of the community because it would result in the graves which had existed for more than a 100 years to be moved.

The alignment of LRT3 is Taman Eng Ann-Jalan Meru- Jalan Batu 3 Klang Bus Station- Jalan Pasar- Kota Bridge- Simpang Lima Junction- Johan Setia (in front of Bandar Parklands). The project is scheduled to be completed on Aug 31, 2020.

The project is part of the Land Public Transport National Master Plan towards the development of an efficient, effective integrated and sustainable land public transport system to boost the socio-economic level and the quality of life of the people. — Bernama