TRANSIT took note of this article indicating that the location for the TTDI MRT station has been shifted in response to feedback from residents.
The new location will be closer to the Caltex petrol station on Jalan Damansara – still well within TTDI, but further away from residential areas.
Proposed TTDI MRT station shifted (NST)
By Noel Achariam
KUALA LUMPUR: Residents of Jalan SS20/10 in Damansara Utama are relieved that Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (SPNB) will not be building the proposed Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) MRT station in their neighbourhood.
According to the residents, the proposed station is expected to bypass their housing scheme and likely to be located next to the Caltex petrol station in Jalan Damansara.
Damansara Utama SS20 Rukun Tetangga chairman Eileen Lim said the residents are grateful to SPNB for listening to their feedback and shifting the station.
“We were informed by Gamuda-MMC last Friday that the proposed station will be shifted to a new location. The residents are grateful and would like to thank all those involved for listening to their grouses,” she said.
Lim added the residents, however, are still concerned about the noise pollution that would come when the MRT line runs through their neighbourhood.
“We are very happy that they have listened to the residents here, but we hope they can do something about the noise from the elevated track,” she said.
Lim said that she will also be sending a petition to the Land Public Transport Commission, calling for the entire Sungei Buloh/Kajang MRT line to run underground.
A resident who only wanted to be known as Chong, 60, said the residents are happy that the station will be shifted.
“We are pleased to find out that our green belt will not be acquired for development. All neighbourhoods must have green areas,” he said.
Also present at the event were PJ councillors Mak Khuin Weng and Richard Y.W. Yeoh.
SPNB had proposed to acquire and develop the green area, which is 2m from the residents’ homes, as a car park and truck access for the TTDI MRT station staff.
More than 50 residents came out to protest two weeks ago at the proposed TTDI MRT site.
We will keep you updated on the topic if more news arrives.