RESIDENTS of Taman Seri Bintang in Kuala Lumpur are happy that traffic lights have been installed at the junction of Jalan Seri Bintang and Jalan 30/38a.
Suria Service suites Joint Management Body advisor P.N. Pathmanath said the situation at the junction was chaotic without traffic lights.
“After the traffic lights were installed, there have been no accidents so far,” he said.
Taman Flora Impian resident Angus Ng, who is also Segambut PKR deputy chairman, said with more development projects, traffic in the area is set to increase.
“Soon, Jalan 30/38a will be connected to Mont Kiara through Jalan Segambut.
“So, the newly-installed traffic lights are timely,” he said.
Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh said she received complaints from residents in May and the traffic lights were installed on Oct 16.
“The project cost RM180,000,” she said.
Yeoh added that she would ensure Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) follows traffic impact assessment (TIA) reports when approving projects.
“Before the local city plan was gazetted, a lot of development projects in Kuala Lumpur did not take into consideration the TIA.
“When the population density increases, there will be similar traffic problems which need to be dealt with,” she said.