Transport minister: Alignment for ECRL finalised, including route in Selangor

Published date13 January 2022
Publication titleMalay Mail Online

The alignment for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) Project has been finalised, including the route in Selangor involving Section C2 from Gombak to Port Klang, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong.

Wee said he had signed the full approval for the C2 Line Railway Scheme yesterday which was submitted by Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL), as the owner of the ECRL project, through the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD).

'The approval allows physical work in Section C2 to begin in the first quarter of this year as we do not want to further delay work to ensure construction of the ECRL can be completed on schedule by December 2026,' he told a press conference after visiting the site for construction of the Genting Tunnel, which in included in the ECRL route, here today.

Also present were Chief Secretary to the Government (KSN) Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali, who is also MRL chairman, Pahang Public Works, Transport and Health Committee chairman Datuk Seri Norolazali Sulaiman and MRL chief executive officer Datuk Seri Darwish Abdul Razak.

According to Wee, the full approval of the C2 Line was given after three months of public scrutiny, since September, during which 12,652 out of 12,797 respondents or 98.87 per cent expressed support.

The protest came from respondents whose homes or lands are involved with the C2 alignment, he added.

On a related development, Wee said the government had set up a special committee to ensure the involvement of the local people and companies, as well as Bumiputera companies, in the ECRL project.

This is to ensure the benefits of the mega project could be enjoyed by locals, he said.

Asked whether the progress of the ECRL project was affected by...

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