Segambut shortcut in urgent need of upgrade


Sections of Pintasan Segambut are uneven, resulting in bumpy rides. — SYAMIMI ZAINAL/The Star

PINTASAN Segambut in Kuala Lumpur is one of the most frequently used shortcuts for Segambut road users.

However, the upkeep of the road was far from satisfactory, said Kepong community service centre head Yee Poh Ping.

Pointing to the poor road condition from the Jalan Kepong intersection until the Segambut KTM Komuter station, he said it was in urgent need of upgrading.

“Sections of Pintasan Segambut in both directions have sunk because of the weakened road foundation.

“The road surface in the vicinity of the traffic light and transit housing project is bumpy, posing a risk to road users, ” he added.

Yee urged Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to check on the matter.

“I have contacted DBKL Civil Engineering and Drainage Department director Mohamad Yasin Jamaluddin on this issue.

“DBKL should pay a site visit to check on the road condition and appoint contractors to fix all the problems, ” said Yee at a press conference.

Jinjang Selatan Tambahan resident Tan Yee Nyet, 65, when met at the event, expressed his concerns about the road condition, saying that it was very bumpy and dangerous for drivers, especially at night.

“The road gets flooded whenever it rains heavily, making it dangerous for road users.

“I do not see any maintenance work carried out so I hope the authorities will look into this, ” he said.

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