The days of going through bad roads because of potholes near the Taman Bukit Maluri morning market in Kuala Lumpur have come to an end as resurfacing work there has been completed.
Jalan Burung Tiung and Jalan Burung Jentayu were among the roads involved in the resurfacing work done through the initiative of Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh, with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Federal Territories Residential Representative Council (MPPWP).
“The resurfacing work as well as demarcation of parking spots in the area were done under the allocation of RM157mil for the Segambut area, ” said Yeoh during a Chinese New Year walkabout in Taman Bukit Maluri.
She said the allocation budget had increased by 20% this year compared with last year, as it took into account population density and volume of traffic in the Segambut area.
Segambut MPPWP sub-zone 1 chairman Datuk Seri Yap Keow Keong said residents were happy that the resurfacing works for the roads were completed in less than a week.
“I’m looking forward to improvements on a few major roads such as in Jalan 1/62B Bandar Manjalara, which will be the main road that connects to the highway, ” he said.
Keow added that the high volume of traffic in the area contributed to the potholes which were being patched up regularly.
Yeoh said the authorities should start to focus on improving basic infrastructure.
“Aside from potholes, we see there are other issues in this area that need to be addressed.
“Drains are clogged because of rubbish thrown indiscriminately by hawkers and traders in the area.
“We found piles of mineral water bottles in the drains during a clean-up, ” she added.
Yeoh said in order to maintain cleanliness, cooperation from all sides — from Alam Flora to traders and customers — was necessary.
“Our main focus is cleanliness in commercial areas. Therefore, we will cooperate with all bodies to create a task force to enable them to self-regulate and self-govern.”
Yeoh added that in two months, they would set up a pro tem committee in the business community to look out for each other.
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