Illegally parked cars in Taman Suria Setapak obstructing traffic, claim residents

Vehicles parked by the roadside at Jalan 1/21C are obstructing traffic and blocking one lane of the road to the entrance of Medan Intan Apartment.

LACK of enforcement against illegally parked cars along Jalan 1/21C, Taman Suria Setapak and Jalan Gombak, Kuala Lumpur is riling up Medan Intan Apartment residents despite repeated complaints to the authorities.

Medan Intan Apartment chairman Connie Hoo said the residents were unhappy that vehicles were parked haphazardly along the road, sometimes blocking the access road into the apartment.

“We suspect the vehicles’ owners are from nearby condominiums.

“These vehicles create a blind spot to residents trying to exit or enter the apartment, thus causing a safety hazard.

“Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) issued summonses to the vehicle owners who parked illegally but the problem persists,” she said, adding that some of the vehicles had been parked along the road since May 30.

During a visit to the site, cars and lorries were seen parked by the side of Jalan Gombak, taking up half the lane of the main road.

There were also vehicles occupying one lane of the slip road, which is the entrance to the apartment.

StarMetro had, in February, reported on the issue of vehicles obstructing the road and becoming a safety hazard.

Another resident Abd Hamid Majid said two residents were involved in accidents due to this.

“Sometimes, cars are abandoned on the road.

“I believe most of the motorists park their vehicles illegally because they do not want to pay the parking fee at the commercial area nearby,” he said.

Wangsa Maju MP Datin Paduka Dr Tan Yee Kew’s assistant Andre Lai said stern action should be taken against the vehicles owners.

“Merely issuing summonses is not working anymore.

“I have highlighted the matter to DBKL Wangsa Maju branch and suggested that the cars be towed away instead,” he said.

Lai also complained about an abandoned trailer left by the side of Jalan Cengal, Taman Setapak.

“The trailer, which has been there for years, is a safety hazard to motorists, especially at night as it is not visible.

“I hope DBKL can take these problem seriously as they have caused inconvenience to the residents,” he said.

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