New safety features in Paramount

SEVERAL additional road safety features have been installed in Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya, for the convenience of residents, motorists and LRT users.

Petaling Jaya City councillor A. Jeyaseelen said four units of convex mirrors had been installed.

He added that a walkway and iron fence leading to the Taman Paramount LRT Station had been extended using funds from his councillor’s annual infrastructure allocation.

“The convex mirrors are installed at blind spots, like T-junctions or other accident-prone corners,” he said.

“They are located in Jalan 20/19, Jalan 20/17 and Jalan 20/22 (two units),” he said.

Meanwhile, the additional stretch of a 20m walkway and iron fence are extensions of the existing walkway and fencing along Jalan 20/22.

“The fence serves as a preventive measure, especially for female LRT users, against snatch thieves,” said Jeyaseelen.

The convex mirrors cost a total of RM8,410, while the walkway and iron fencing extension cost RM15,890.

Section 20A Taman Paramount Rukun Tetangga chairman Cassian Baptist advised residents and motorists to make use of the newly installed road safety features while also exercising caution when moving around the neighbourhood.

“The convex mirrors will come in handy as there have been near misses due to fast oncoming traffic,” said Baptist.

“LRT users who walk from the Taman Paramount neighbourhood to the station using the walkway should also exercise caution as the other side drops into a drain.”

Present to check on the newly installed equipment was Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lau Weng San.

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