RESIDENTS at Menara Pinang in Kuala Lumpur are fed up with the constant and persistent noise generated from road work which goes on into the wee hours of the morning.
They said repair and cleaning work along Jalan Pinang and Jalan Kia Peng were disrupting their sleep as the work would usually start after 10pm and last until 4am.
Condominium manager Song Su-Yi said this had been going on for several years and they were frustrated with the lack of action by the authorities.
“The management as well as residents have made numerous reports to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) but the issue remains unresolved.
“The loud noises from heavy machinery and even shouting are keeping residents awake.
“Some of the work is being carried out are by contractors of utility companies,” she said, adding that it was continuing throughout Phase One of the National Recovery Plan (NRP).
Song said the authorities should restrict any work beyond midnight, especially since it was so close to a residential building.
“Since traffic has reduced during the NRP, work in the area can take place earlier and finish before people go to sleep.
“The noise has become so frequent that it is affecting the mental health of the residents staying here.”
She added that the management as well as residents sent written complaints and had called up DBKL, but to no avail.
DBKL did not respond to StarMetro’s multiple attempts to seek clarification on the issue.