RESIDENTS in Taman Setapak can expect a smoother ride after Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) repaired several roads following complaints to Wangsa Maju MP Datin Paduka Dr Tan Yee Kew’s office.
Her special assistant Andre Lai said the 50-year-old neighbourhood had not seen any road upgrade for the past 20 years.
“Recently, parts of Jalan Cengal and Jalan Cengal Selatan were resurfaced for the comfort of motorists using those roads.
“Both roads, which form a 1.1km stretch from Jalan Gombak, are arterial roads connecting to the nearby neighbourhood.
“Motorists like to use the road as a shortcut to get to Danau Kota from Jalan Gombak.
“Before this, the roads were uneven and posed a safety risk to motorists,” he said.
Lai said other roads in Taman Setapak such as Jalan Merbau, Jalan Rasak and Jalan 2/27f in Teratai Mewah were also resurfaced.
“Previously, DBKL through its contractors patched up potholes on these roads but this time, they paved the whole road.
“We are glad and thankful that DBKL’s Civil Engineering and Drainage Department acted swiftly on public complaints,” he added.
DBKL has also conducted major upgrades on the drainage in several areas in Wangsa Maju.
The areas include Taman P. Ramlee (near Bangunan Forlong), Taman Setapak (at the junction of Jalan Langkawi and Jalan Cengal) as well as Jalan Genting Kelang, which is ongoing.
“Since 2019, we have requested DBKL to review the drainage network along Jalan Genting Kelang as flash floods often occur there during a downpour,” said Lai.
“Parts of the upgrading work on the long stretch of Jalan Genting Kelang are completed and there is significant improvement.
“Despite the incessant rainfall recently, there are no more flash floods in the area.
“The sidewalk along the roads was also refurbished with proper bricks and added greenery,” he added.