Put up signalised crossings at busy Persiaran Budiman, urge residents


Women and children forced to dash across busy Persiaran Budiman in Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam. —CHAN TAK KONG/The Star

PEDESTRIANS crossing busy Persiaran Budiman in Section 25, Taman Sri Muda in Shah Alam, are dicing with danger every day as the dual carriageway lacks signalised crossings.

Valencia and Damai Apartments residents who walk from Jalan Gemilang 25/1 to get to the commercial area at Jalan Ria 25/62 have to take their chances as they dash across Persiaran Budiman and back.

Residents of terrace houses at Jalan Watan 25/6 that fronts Persiaran Budiman told StarMetro that Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) seemed to be complacent about the risks.

Taman Sri Muda 2 Residents Association (TSM2RA) chairman Mogan P. Thangavelu said Persiaran Budiman saw a lot of traffic travelling in opposite directions.

He said there was a pressing need for two pedestrian light-controlled crossings (triggered when a road user presses a button to activate the signal).

The majority of residents want a signalised crossing in front of the L&L Kopitiam Restaurant area while the apartment dwellers want a second signalised crossing at Jalan Gemilang 25/1 to enable them to cross safely to the Taman Sri Muda Mosque and the night market.

Damai Apartments Joint Management Body committee member Muhammad Hafiz Baharudin, 34, said that currently, there was no safe way to cross the busy thoroughfare.

“Residents at Damai and Valencia Apartments want to see the signalised crossings installed quickly to prevent any untoward incidents.

“MBSA must not wait until someone is terribly hurt.”

MBSA Corporate Communic-ations director Mohd Azhar Mohd Sharif said the city council would consider the residents’ request. Women and children forced to dash across busy Persiaran Budiman in Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam. — CHAN TAK KONG/The Star

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