Piping problem for residents

The barricaded Jalan Mega.

The ongoing installation of underground sewage pipes is causing a lot of inconvenience to residents of Taman Mega Jaya in Pandan, Kuala Lumpur.

One lane of Jalan Mega has been barricaded and Jalan Mega 6 has been cordoned off for the installation work, causing a traffic bottleneck while the barriers erected are blocking the view of motorists.

Residents staying along Jalan Mega 13, 15, 17 and 19 are also worried that Jalan Mega 8 will be barricaded too.

Resident Thomas Woon said no one has briefed them about the project.

“Taman Mega Jaya residents are still using individual septic tanks and this installation of sewage pipes will not benefit us so why do we have to bear with the inconvenience?

“The project will take up about three quarters of the road along Jalan Mega 8 and markers have already been placed until the junction of Jalan Mega 8 and Jalan Mega 13,” said

Woon who is worried about traffic congestion and the danger posed by having the pipes so close to their homes.

The installation of the underground sewage pipe network is a project by the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry (Kettha) to enhance the sewerage system of Upper Kerayong, which including Taman Bunga Melati and Taman Bunga Mawar.

According to the site’s contractor and project manager Zulfee Ardzi Zakaria, the project started in January.



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