THE drainage near Saga Hill in Taman Saga is being upgraded using money from the Malaysian Road Records Information System (Marris) fund.
About RM340,000 had been allocated to upgrade the 550m drainage along Jalan Taman Saga, said Teratai assemblyman Bryan Lai.
“The Marris fund can now be used to upgrade roads, bridges and drains due to the new policy.
“As such, I suggested that Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) allocate some of the funding for drainage repairs here,” said Lai.
Apart from Taman Saga, drainage upgrading works were also taking place in Pandan Perdana, Bukit Pandan and Damai Putra.
“Nearly RM2.2mil has been channelled to these four locations,” he said.
Taman Saga Rukun Tetangga chairman Abdul Razak A. Rahman said the almost 30-year-old V-shaped drains were replaced with U-shaped drains.
“The common problems here are water overflow and mudflows during rainy days and drain blockage caused by boulders or fallen branches,” he said.
The project, which started in the middle of May, was also implemented to reduce mudflow incidents, as part of the Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Elevated Expressway (Suke) was being built in Taman Saga.
Abdul Razak said a team of residents was monitoring the construction of the highway as certain houses had been affected by mudflows caused by the project.
In addition, Lai visited the silt traps at the construction site with a consultant. “We have visited three silt traps and found that they were in good condition.
“The occurrence of mudflow has decreased and I have requested that the silt traps be monitored and maintenance kept to a schedule,” he said.
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