Damansara Perdana main road plunged into darkness


This stretch along Jalan PJU8/1 in Damansara Perdana in Petaling Jaya with non-functioning streetlamps.

FAULTY streetlamps along Jalan PJU8/1 has left much of Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya in Selangor, in darkness.

There have been repeated blackouts on the main road connecting to Jalan PJU8/12B since November last year.

Perdana View condominium resident G. Glenn said he had lodged repeated complaints with Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) on the matter.

He said MBPJ would fix the issue, but the lights would become faulty again.

Residents in Perdana Exclusive, Empire Residences, Armanee Terrace and The Rafflesia area were also affected, he highlighted.

“The road is on a hilly stretch. When there are no streetlamps, it poses a danger to pedestrians as motorists cannot see them.

“Sometimes, there are packs of stray dogs on the road.

“We are worried that we will meet with an accident while driving on the road.

“It is not a case of one or two faulty streetlamps but dozens in a stretch,” Glenn added.

MBPJ Engineering Department director Ismail Shafie, when contacted by StarMetro, said the city council would be changing all streetlamps in affected areas to LED lights in June.

“The neighbourhood is installed with high-pressure sodium vapour (HPSV) lights.

“It is the wiring for these lights that is causing the blackout.

“The change to LED lamps will involve rewiring works and replacing poles too,” he said.

Ismail said 92% of streetlamps in Petaling Jaya had been replaced with energy-saving LED lights.

MBPJ was targeting to have only LED lamps by year-end, he added.

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