Gombak land office plans to reclaim land from illegal shops

(In discussion: from right) Gombak district officer Datuk Nor Hisham Dahlan talking to Gombak Land and District Office assistant land officer Mohd Zuwahir Wandi, Gombak district Public Works Department road engineer Azarul Azlan Mohd Radhi and assistant engineer Norhafizah Mohamed Shukeri on the plans to widen the road at the intersection from MRR2 turning into Jalan Ukay Perdana.

THE GOMBAK Land and District Office needs to reclaim state government land at Ukay Perdana for the development of the Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road.

Gombak district officer Datuk Nor Hisham Dahlan said the land measuring 700m to 800m in length and 20m to 50m in width at the intersection of the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) turning into Jalan Ukay Perdana, was currently occupied by illegal shops.

“There are more than 30 shops there including eateries, car workshops and hardware shops.

“They have been operating there for about 20 years on the state government’s road reserve,” he said during a press conference in the area recently.

He said most of the shopowners were foreigners, mainly Indonesians.

Earlier, Nor Hisham as well as personnel from the Public Works Department (JKR) and Ampang Jaya Municipal Council had surveyed the site.

The areas affected included Jalan AU 5 and at the intersection from MRR2 turning into Jalan Ukay Perdana. There are about seven shops at Jalan AU5.

Nor Hisham added that the reclamation of land was also necessary as 2,500 high-rise apartment units would be built as part of the Selangorku programme

“You can picture how bad the traffic in this area would be after the units are built.

“As it is, people are already complaining of the jam here.

“So, we hope to ease the traffic jam by widening the road,” he said.

Nor Hisham said they would be presenting a joint paper with MPAJ and PWD to the state government for a decision.

On where the estimated 40 shops at Ukay Perdana would be relocated, he said they had yet to decide.

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