Sri Petaling residents want drains damaged by tree roots repaired fast

Ganesan looking at a drain that has been damaged by tree roots.

SRI Petaling residents are urging Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to repair the drains along Jalan Sri Petaling 2 which were damaged by tree roots.

The residents association’s committee member Ganesan Yethiah said the roots of two trees along the neighbourhood road had damaged the concrete wall of the drain.

“Debris from the damaged drain wall has fallen into the drain and affected water flow.

“The drain cover has also gone missing, which is a hazard to pedestrians using the walkway,” he said.

Ganesan said he lodged a complaint via DBKL’s Adu@KL in March.

“I suggested that DBKL chop down the trees along Jalan Sri Petaling 2 as their roots were damaging public infrastructure,” he said.In a direct response to his initial complaint, DBKL informed Ganesan that a site investigation had been carried out and that large-scale repairs were required.

“The relevant department would get its contractors to repair the drain,” it had said then.

However, Ganesan said to date, the drains had not been repaired yet.

Sri Petaling Residents Association chairman Tan Tai Tong hoped that DBKL would also repave a pothole-riddled road there.

“DBKL has resurfaced the roads at Jalan Merah Saga, so we hope the same will be done for other roads in Sri Petaling too,” he said.

DBKL was not reachable for comments at press time regarding the drain repairs.

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