Selangor does not agree with the Transport Ministry’s proposal to revert to the East Coast Rail Link’s (ECRL) original alignment, passing through Gombak and Serendah.
State Local Government, Public Transport and New Village Development Committee chairman Ng Sze Han said the original alignment cuts through water catchment areas.
“It covers the route near the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge in Gombak, Batu Dam, Templar Forest Reserve and Forest Park, Kota Puteri and Batu Arang. The alignment passes through water catchment areas.
“Selangor has proposed a more strategic location, namely in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, near Rimbayu or Kg Cheeding, as well as Pelabuhan Barat (West Port),” he told the state assembly today.
Ng (DAP-Kinrara) was replying to a question by Lau Weng San (DAP-Banting) on the latest status of the rail project concerning Selangor.
If the ministry intends to go ahead with the original alignment, said Ng, the economic issues in the affected areas must be resolved wisely.
It was reported that there has been a proposal to revert to the original ECRL alignment, which was mooted before the 2018 general election.