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Proposed MRT Line 2 on Jalan Raya Satu. Proposed MRT Line 2 on Jalan Raya Satu.

Kampung Baru Seri Kembangan Section 11 residents are breathing a sigh of relief after learning that construction the MRT 2 line will only cause minimal impact to their lives.

The residents of Jalan SK 11/1 were afraid that construction in front of their homes would cause noise pollution and block access to their homes along Jalan Raya Satu.

However, Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah revealed that the line would run across the road along the Seri Kembangan police station instead.

Ean Yong said MRT Corp had briefed him about the project last week and informed him of the construction plans along Jalan Raya Satu.

“Based on the proposed route they showed me, there will only be two cross-road piers along the road,” he added. One pier, he added, would only obstruct two houses – Lot 4698 and Lot 4699 – and it would be built along the road, while the other pier would be built at the junction of SK 11/1 and Jalan Raya Satu.

Ean Yong was worried that the MRT station, that would be built further up the road in front of the fire station on Jalan Raya Satu, would cause congestion once it is completed.

“They have not designated a place for a park-and-ride facility which could result in people using Section 11 as parking space,” he added.

When he raised the issue, MRT Corp said it would try and allocate a parking lot for people using the MRT line.

Ean Yong said despite the fears of some residents, most people were supportive of the MRT project.

He said the residents were only hoping that the impact on their lives and traffic would be minimised when the construction work commences in the third quarter of next year.

The Kampung Baru Seri Kembangan village head Thong Kim Fatt, 59, said he was glad the issues had been cleared.

Thang said, initially, many people were afraid their land would be acquired to make way for the project.


– The Star Metro, 5 August 2015

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