Liow: LRT3 route prioritises minimal impact to residents

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KLANG: The alignment for the Light Rail Transit Route 3 (LRT3) prioritises minimal impact on residents living along the route, says Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai.

However, he said that as the project would be implemented in highly-populated areas, it would be difficult to avoid impacting some residents.

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 that had existed there for more than 100 years, to be relocated.

The alignment of the LRT3 will involve 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 quality of life of the people.