MBSA: Road works best done at night to prevent traffic build-up

Nor Fuad: Occupying parking bays without authorisation is an offence under Section 39(2) of the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974.

THE construction and maintenance of arterial roads in areas under the jurisdiction of Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) will be carried out at night to avoid inconveniencing motorists.

Shah Alam mayor Dr Nor Fuad Abdul Hamid said road works involving construction and maintenance of thoroughfares would be done at night based on public feedback and to prevent traffic build-up.

“MBSA wants road works and maintenance of street lamps to be carried out at night.

“It is the city council’s new approach in ensuring road users’ well-being.

“This will be implemented once discussions with the relevant departments and contractors are finalised,” he said after the full board meeting yesterday.

Nor Fuad added that MBSA had demolished four ramps built illegally over public parking bays in front of shops at Section 31 and 32 in Shah Alam.

“MBSA carried out an exercise to identify and remove illegal ramps constructed on parking bays in commercial areas,” he said.

“Four shops were occupying parking bays and the walkway without MBSA’s approval.

“Concrete ramps outside the shops were demolished using a demolition hammer while two shops were issued compounds of RM2,500 each for going against MBSA’s directive on building ramps.

“The operation involved 18 staff from the Financial Revenue Management Section, Engineering Department and Enforcement Department,” he said.

Nor Fuad said occupying public parking bays without MBSA’s authorisation was an offence and shop owners would face action for breaching Section 39(2) of the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974.

He said such illegal construction damaged the road and footpath besides depriving motorists of parking bays.

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