Friday, February 27, 2009

Puchong utama interchange

The proposed Puchong Utama interchange, located between the Puchong Perdana interchange and Kampung Baru interchange on Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP), is much needed due to the increase in traffic.
United Residents Association Puchong chairman Chik Chum, who is also the Taman Puchong Intan Residents Association chairman, pointed out that the traffic at the Puchong Perdana interchange was bad during peak hours.
The residents and business communities in Taman Puchong Intan, Taman Puchong Indah, Taman Puchong Permai, Puchong Perdana, Taman Perindustrian Puchong Perdana, Taman Puchong Prima, Taman Perindustrian Puchong Utama and Puchong Utama have been sharing the two interchanges all these while, and the new interchange is expected to reduce the traffic congestion.
“It has been four to five years since the plan about the proposed Puchong Utama interchange was first brought up, but nothing has been done until today,” Chik said.
Litrak, the LDP concessionaire, confirmed the proposal.
“It was the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) that mooted the idea, after considering the traffic volume due to the massive development in this part of Puchong,” Litrak communications head Bhavani Krishna Iyer said. She added that the project had been approved by the Malaysian Highway Authority.
“The developers in the area will have to contribute to the fund before MPSJ builds the interchange,” she said.
“It will help in reducing the congestion at the two existing interchanges,” she said.
MPSJ could not be reached for comments but it is learnt that the council has yet to collect sufficient funds from the developers to start the project.

Source: The Star

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