30 years on, Taman Kinrara folk still without proper access road


Chiew raised the matter several years ago with the assemblyman and previous developer.

FOR more than 30 years, residents of Taman Kinrara Section 5, Puchong in Selangor, have been waiting for a proper access route into their neighbourhood.

They say that while the neighbourhood has been fully developed, they still have to use a slip road.

Residents representative S. Sivanesan said the situation was made worse by motorists from Section 3 and 4 who also use the slip road to get to Kesas highway.

“Jalan TK5/32A is a narrow road and is meant only for people to get to the commercial area. It is not suitable to be a main access road for thousands of vehicles.”

He said the proper access road that was supposed to be built, had not materialised.

“There have been several attempts to follow up with the local authority but we are unable to get a proper response from them,” he said after a town hall session.

Sivanesan also said that there had been several accidents on the busy Jalan TK5/32A.

Subang MCA chairman Lawrence Chiew, who was also at the meeting, said he had raised the matter with the developer and local assemblyman several years ago, but the matter was not resolved.

“At the time, we were told that the access road was not needed as the area was not fully developed.

“This is unacceptable reasoning,” he said, adding that the area has a different developer now.

Also discussed was illegal dumping along the Sungai Kelang riverbank near the neighbourhood.

Chiew suggested setting up a community garden in the area to prevent land misuse.

Some 200 residents attended the meeting along with representatives from Subang Jaya City Council, Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Indah Water Konsortium (IWK).

Sivanesan said Subang MP Wong Chen, who was also at the meeting, promised to look into the issues. — By SHALINI RAVINDRAN

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