The Director General of the Department of Environment (DOE) Puan Norlin Jaafar conducted a working visit to the Phase One of the MRT Putrajaya (PY) Line on 23 August 2021.
The visit was part of DOE’s Approval Condition for the Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) for the PY Line, which required noise and vibration monitoring for train operations to be observed after the project completion in ensuring compliance with the limits stipulated.
Puan Norlin led a team from DOE which comprised of the Director of Evaluation Division Puan Rohimah Ayub, the Director of DOE Selangor Puan Noraziah Jaafar and the Director of DOE Kuala Lumpur Encik Azlan Ahmad.
The visit began at the Sri Damansara Sentral MRT Station where Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bjhd (MRT Corp) PY Line Project Director Dato’ Amiruddin Ma’aris gave a welcome note and shared on the progress of the project. Also present were Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd Chief Operating Officer Encik Ramli Shafie, MRT Corp MRT 3 Project Director Tuan Haji Yusof Kasiron and MRT Corp Acting Director of Standard and Compliance Encik Azhar Sofah.
During the visit, Puan Norlin was briefed on how the complaints related to the MRT project was addressed, and the mitigating factors that have been implemented by MRT Corp.
Led by MRT Corp PY Line Director of E&M Systems Encik Abdul Hamid Abdillah, the entourage was later taken on a train ride to the Kampung Batu MRT Station to view on the progress of Phase One of the PY Line.
Once alighted, they inspected the station facilities and viewed the surrounding area. At the station concourse, Puan Norlin discussed on ways to beautify and add value to the rivers in the area surrounding the station.
The visit ended when they took the train back to the Sri Damansara Sentral MRT Station. A memento was handed over by Tuan Yusof to Puan Norlin as a token of appreciation for her time and insight.