DBKL urged to instal bollards

Vehicles parked on both sides of Jalan Merak prevent the two-way flow of traffic.

TAMAN Million residents are urging Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to instal flexible bollards along several roads in the Sentul neighbourhood to stop vehicle owners from parking illegally.

The residents said vehicles parked haphazardly by the roadside were contributing to traffic congestion in the neighbourhood and the nearby commercial area.

Taman Million resident T. Vetrikumar said indiscriminate parking was common along several roads like Jalan Pipit, Jalan Balam, Jalan Merak and Jalan Serindit.

“Irresponsible motorists are parking their cars illegally along the yellow line.

“All the roads here are meant for two-way traffic but the illegally parked vehicles, which take up half of the lane on each side of the street, left just space enough for traffic from either direction to pass through.

“Residents here have made several complaints to DBKL and the authorities have issued summonses to the owners of the vehicles, but it has not made a difference.

“We hope DBKL can address the matter once and for all by installing flexipole bollards that will keep motorists from parking illegally here,” said Vetrikumar.

Another Taman Million resident, KH Yap, 55, said the illegally parked vehicles were causing major inconvenience to residents and business owners in the area.

“I frequent the commercial area along Jalan Terkukur for food and I find it difficult to move about.

“It is also very frustrating when vehicles clog up the roads,” he said.

In a written reply to Vetrikumar’s complaints sighted by StarMetro, the DBKL Enforcement Department said it had issued 34 compounds to motorists for traffic obstruction.

“The suggestion for the installation of flexipole bollards has also been recommended to DBKL’s Urban Transportation Department to study its feasibility,” the letter said.

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