PETALING JAYA: The new East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) alignment will leave the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge and the nation's silica reserves untouched, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Later at a press conference, Dr Mahathir was asked what were the other considerations for the ECRL's new realignment, particularly between Port Klang and Putrajaya route. The state government objected to the ECRL because the link from the integrated transportation hub to Port Klang would cut across the 16km-long Klang Gates Quartz Ridge. The Klang Gates Quartz Ridge is a quartz, essentially glass crystal, dyke within the Bukit Lagong-Kanching-Klang Gates region. The Selangor government has been lobbying for the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge to be a natural heritage site.
Source: The Star April 15, 2019 06:21 UTC