PETALING JAYA: Four Petaling Jaya residents have written to the Selangor government to request copies of impact assessment reports submitted by PJD Link (M) Sdn Bhd to the town and country planning department, according to their lawyers, Messrs Lim Wei Jiet.
The residents, led by Chakaravarthi Thillainathan, said PJD Link submitted assessments for environmental impact (EIA), social impact (SIA) and transport impact (TIA) reports to the department over the past two months.
They added that the department was then due to forward the reports to the Selangor Economic Action Council (MTES) for discussion.
The Selangor government had on September 2020 approved in principle the PJD Link project, subject to receipt of these EIA, SIA and TIA reports.
The residents said they require access to these documents so that they can study the findings, as well as the veracity, independence and methodology used by PJD Link’s consultants.
The residents added that the authorities would make a decision based primarily on these reports, which have attracted some controversy over methodology and transparency.
The residents also requested copies of the focus group discussion minutes, the detailed alignment design of the PJD Link and all other documents submitted to support the approval of the project.
“We will be directly affected by the construction of the PJD Link, in terms of escalating traffic jams in the area, disturbance to the well-being of local communities, overdevelopment, noise pollution and negative repercussions for the environment.
“So, we have a right to be given access to these documents,” they said, adding that the government had an obligation to uphold transparency, accountability and the right to information.