Landslide near high end condo in Damansara Perdana worries residents

A LANDSLIDE occurred along the riverbank next to a high end condo in Damansara Perdana during a downpour on Tuesday (April 27) evening.

A resident, who only wished to be known as Tina, said she saw soil movement beneath the lower ground parking since two months ago.

“I park on LG4 A floor and it is four floors below the ground level.

"Early last month, I spotted mud stains on my car boot. I believe this was from the earth movement.

“We heard that the condo management had planted bamboo trees by the riverbank to strengthen the soil.

“However, I noticed that some portions of the riverbank gave way this morning," said Tina, adding that the condo management had informed the Petaling Jaya City Council on the matter.

She said residents were worried about the situation.

Bukit Lanjan assemblyman Elizabeth Wong said the affected river is Sungai Rumput.

She said Petaling Jaya Mayor Datuk Mohd Sayuthi Bakar is aware of the situation and has instructed his engineering team to check on the site Wednesday.

“I have also informed Selangor Infrastructure and Public Amenities Committee chairman Izham Hashim, who is also in charge of the Irrigation and Drainage Department (JPS) for urgent repairs to be carried out here.

“MBPJ cannot do the preliminary remedial works because the river reserve is under the jurisdiction of JPS.

“I will use my allocation of up to RM20,000 to appoint a contractor to patch up the problem first while we wait for JPS to repair the U-drain, ” said Wong.

When contacted, Petaling Jaya City Council director of Engineering Ismail Shafie said his officers were at the location Wednesday evening to investigate the matter.

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