Friday, 13 October 2017 | MYT 12:00 AM
Taman Sri Petaling folk upset over muddy mess at construction site
A GROUP of residents living around Jalan Sri Petaling 12 in Taman Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, are unhappy over the haphazard way contractors hired by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) are carrying out work on a slip road near Taman Naga Emas.
According to residents, the site is a mess, with mud and water pooling, causing surface run-off to flow into people’s houses.
The bad drainage system in the area is exacerbating the problem and residents are fed up.
A resident who only identified himself as Tan, said his house was constantly flooded.
“It gets pretty messy, especially when it rains,” he said.
“We are also unhappy that the contractor’s tipper lorries are utilising the area’s inner roads and causing a mess,” said a resident who identified herself as May Lee.
The residents sought help from Seputeh MCA division vice-chairman Banie Chin to help them resolve the problem.
Chin invited DBKL and its contractors for a meeting at the site on Thursday.
“Following the meeting, City Hall promised to immediately stop the tipper lorries from plying the inner roads to get to the construction site.
“On the drainage issue, they gave their word to fix the drains in two weeks’ time,” Chin said.
He added that the slip road project was to accommodate the construction of Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd's elevated station in the area.
Meanwhile, DBKL Public Works Department deputy director Sabudin Mohd Salleh said he would instruct the project consultant to seal off the road in question to prevent construction vehicles from using it.
“On the cleanliness issue, we will make sure that the lorries from the site use the wash through, which is a wheel washing system for cleaning the tyres of lorries when they leave the construction site.
This is to control and eliminate the pollution of public roads.