By Sheeda Fathil
GOMBAK, Oct 18 — The state government remains firm in choosing the southern alignment for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) construction involving Hulu Langat, Sepang and West Port areas.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the state administration is adamant with the decision, despite the federal government’s wish to continue the construction via the northern alignment.
“We have officially discussed matters in a meeting with the Transport Ministry, and the Selangor government is insistent in choosing the southern alignment.
“The Federal government has yet to revert to us on the final routes,” he said when met during the community programme with Sungai Chinchin folks, here, yesterday.
On April 5 the ministry announced the ECRL project will be improved and realigned to the original route (northern alignment) according to the proposal made in 2016 and 2017.
Previously the state government reiterated its stance that the project should be implemented through the southern alignment involving Hulu Langat, Sepang and West Port.
This decision takes into consideration the cost savings, Orang Asli settlements, as well as to prevent water resources pollution.