Works on the highly controversial Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE) has been postponed as the developer has yet to receive the necessary approval from the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ). The works on the highway was originally scheduled to commence on 1st August 2016.
The preliminary work was supposed to have commenced today, yet it was delayed following the submission of the final paperwork from the project developers Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (Prolintas).
According to MPAJ president Abdul Hamid Abdul Hussain, the commencement of the highway work has been rescheduled to September this year, as the authorities are still going through the submitted documents.
There are a few conditions that need to be met, which includes a complete inventory report on the existing street furniture that will be affected during construction. This inventory report should comprise the number of properties and bus stops to be demolished and the reimbursement costs involved.
“The necessary approvals will only be granted once all the conditions are met,” he said.
Previously, this project was opposed by many and sparked massive protests by residents, as its construction will impact hundreds of private homes that were forcefully acquired to make way for the highway.
Despite the protests, the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar announced that the project would proceed as planned.
SUKE is a three-lane expressway (31.8 km) which begins at Sri Petaling, passes through Sungai Besi, Alam Damai, Cheras-Kajang, Taman Bukit Permai, Taman Putra, Taman Permai Jaya, Taman Dagang Permai, Taman Kosas, Ampang, Taman Hillview and ends before the Ulu Kelang exit.
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