‘Taman Sri Muda needs new link road’

Taman Sri Muda Section 25 RA Zone C members say converting the dead-end on Jalan Pesona 25/116A into an access road will improve traffic flow in and out of the neighbourhood. — S.S. KANESAN/The Star

Taman Sri Muda residents want Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) to build a link between Jalan Pesona 25/116A and Jalan Jitu 25/125, as an alternative access road.

They said the link was needed to alleviate traffic congestion within the housing area.

Section 25 Residents Association (S25RA) Zone C chairman M. Sandra Saykeran said the affected residents currently had only one way in and out of the area — via Jalan Tegap 25/98, which leads to the main road of Persiaran Budiman.

According to him, MBSA had approved the construction of the link 20 years ago but it was never built and Jalan Pesona 25/116A remained a dead-end road.

The Zone C chapter of S25RA represents 386 households and most of the residents have been living here since 1985.

“The area is served by a single dual-lane carriageway built over a monsoon drain.

“In 1998, about 50 semi-detached houses were built in our area. Then in 2001, another 124 houses were built and that site was named Taman Pesona.

“With the increase in vehicles, there is a need for an alternative access road, which will help smoothen traffic movement in and out of this area,” said Sandra, 70.

S25RA Zone C committee member Alex Amarasena, 63, said the association held a meeting with MBSA’s Engineering and Planning departments on Sept 25, 2017 and again on July 13, 2018, “but nothing much was achieved”.

“Our suggestion to build the link from the dead-end part of Jalan Pesona 25/116A was not accepted.

“The residents, as ratepayers, feel that MBSA has failed to provide basic amenities,” he added.

Meanwhile, resident T. Yogesh-waran, 47, who has lived in the area for three decades, said the dead-end road, if converted, would make it easier for those heading to Jalan Jitu.

“I also suggest that MBSA consider building a bridge across Jalan Gagah 25/99 as it will help disperse traffic from the area where the semi-detached houses are,” he added.

S. Samudeeswary, 46, also a resident, said it was imperative to have alternative access as the flood on Dec 18 last year saw many residents trapped in the neighbourhood and unable to drive out through Jalan Tegap 25/98 because floodwaters rose to 2.5m.

At the time of publication, StarMetro has not received a response from MBSA on the matter.

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