The Petaling Jaya Dispersal Link (PJD Link) is a proposed 34.3km, two-lane dual carriageway expressway, which, as per its description, will act as a traffic dispersal for the Petaling Jaya area and serve as an alternative to traffic congested areas.
Fully funded by the private sector without government subsidies, the proposed tolled highway is also being mooted as a means to stimulate the economy, which has been greatly affected by the Covid lockdowns.
But there are many who are opposing this proposed highway, including Petaling Jaya residents and business owners in the area. They are concerned the highway may bring more problems than solutions.
BFM speaks to David Yoong, chairman of Stakeholders-cum-Residents Against PJD Link (Scrap highway) group, about the concerns PJ residents and other stakeholders have about this proposal and how it may irreversibly change the green landscape of Petaling Jaya.
Produced and presented by: Juliet Jacobs