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S'gor rejects applications for development on TOL land at Sungai Buloh Green Lane

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor state government on Tuesday, June 7 rejected all applications for development on the 8-hectares of TOL land known as Green Lane in Sungai Buloh, that belonged to the state government, including from Yayasan Selangor.

Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the land used by nursery operators is the site of safety reserve land which "houses" high pressure water pipes where no development should have been carried out.

He said the current (nursery) sites are safety reserves where buried under are two high pressure water pipes which are 2.2m and 2.05m in size respectively.

The pipes from Jalan Batu 3, Sungai Buloh to Jalan Subang caters water supply needs to more than one million people and any uncalled for activities may cause damage to the pipes and disrupt water supply, he said.

"As a responsible Menteri Besar, I cannot just close an eye to dangers posed to the pipes due to development in the area," he said in a statement after meeting the relevant parties involved, here on Tuesday.

During the meeting, Sunny Low, president of the Landscape and Agriculture Nursery Operators of Subang Association, State Secretary Datuk Mohammed Khusrin Munawi, Datuk Bandar Petaling Jaya Datuk Roslan Sakiman, Petaling district officer Datuk Zulkifli Yaakob and Gombak district officer Ahmad Zaharin Mohd Saad were present.

However, Khalid said he would try to find an amicable solution to the predicament of the 60 operators along the Green Lane to ensure their business would not be affected.

"We will ask Yayasan Selangor to conduct a feasibility study to determine whether activities along the Green Lane were safe. If the place is not safe the state government will offer them another site for their business," he said.

He also invited the nursery operators to conduct a similar study and submit a report within a month. — Bernama

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