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Tuesday April 29, 2008

Hannah all out to ensure smooth traffic flow

SUBANG Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh is looking into proposing to the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) to retime its traffic lights to help resolve the infamous congestion of Jalan Tujuan.

She said while traffic lights belonging to the council could be re-timed, she was also looking into other possibilities like closing off certain junctions or turnings for a smoother traffic flow.

Yeoh: Has arranged for a meeting between residents and the MPSJ

“We still don't know for sure what works or what doesn't but we are definitely looking at ways to address problems like jams which are affecting the lifestyle of people and which is one of my primary concerns for Subang Jaya,” Yeoh said.

Yeoh said this at the 3rd annual general meeting of the Taman Wangsa Baiduri Residents Association held on Saturday at the Sri KL school in SS15 Subang Jaya.

At the meeting, residents representatives brought up various matters affecting their daily lives.

Among the issues raised were the dengue issue and roadside parking on the public road where residents use the route daily to get in and out of their homes.

Also present at the meeting were developer Emko Properties general manager Chai Kian Soon and assistant manager Adrian Tan.

While some residents called for Emko to do something against cars parked along the road, Chai pointed out that it was not within the developer's jurisdiction to do anything as it was a public road and maintenance of the road had been handed to the MPSJ.

“We are getting fed up with the cars parked on the roads. It is haphazard, narrowing the main road and creating extra congestion, so perhaps the developer could look into this to prevent people from parking,” one resident said.

Chai said that only the MPSJ enforcement officers could take action on the cars.

“Usually these cars belong to the condominium unit owners or tenants that the owners rent out to. We have provided 2.5 car park spaces per one condo unit but many people seem to be having more than two cars these days,” Chai said.

“We can take action only if the vehicles are parked haphazardly inside the condominium premise since it is our land,” he said.

Residents association chairman Eddy Ch'ng also pointed out the need for the MPSJ to repair broken drains inside the housing area that were trapping water.

“The council has replied saying it has no money for repair works although it will do fogging periodically. However, the water contained may be breeding mosquitoes,” Ch'ng said.

Yeoh later announced that she has arranged for a meeting between residents and the MPSJ tomorrow to discuss the problems raised.

At the AGM, Ch'ng was re-elected chairman for the 2008-2009 term. The other incumbent office-bearers re-elected are Michael Leong as vice chairman, Yew Kian Teong as secretary (1), Tan Siok Kim as secretary (2) and Addie@Eddie Ismail as treasurer.

In addition to some incumbent committee members, several new faces were elected as committee members.

Yeoh also she would discuss with Kesas and other contractors on the link road between the Kesas highway and USJ 1 to consider making it a two-way route instead of a one-way traffic for which approval had been given.

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