Thursday, June 21, 2012

Kampung Bersatu Folk Do Not Want Heavy Vehicles Using Their Roads

RESIDENTS of Kampung Bersatu, Batu 13, Puchong, want heavy vehicles to be barred from using the roads in the village.
 A resident, Wong Sai Ming, 39, said the number of heavy vehicles using the village roads had increased recently.
 “The roads are too narrow and not designed to cater to heavy vehicles. Some are driven recklessly.
“The increased volume of vehicles has also resulted in residents now taking about 20 minutes to exit the village compared with only five previously,” he said.
 According to residents, motorists use the village as a shortcut to go from Puchong to USJ and bypass the Puchong Barat toll plaza on the Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP) or to get to other areas in Puchong such as Taman Puchong Permai and Taman Puchong Prima.
 Besides the traffic jam, the residents have to put up with noise and air pollution.
 Wong said the heavy traffic also posed a danger to residents, especially children.
 Puchong parliamentary liaison officer Datuk Loo Yeng Peng said he would highlight the matter to the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ).
 “The roads in Kampung Bersatu are designed to cater to light vehicles only.
“The residents also complained that the pothole-riddled roads have not been repaired by the council,” he said.
 Loo said MPSJ should conduct a traffic study and come up with solutions to prevent heavy vehicles from using the village roads.
 “One effective method would be to install a height barrier to limit access to light vehicles only.
 “I will write to MPSJ on the matter and I will follow up with the residents a month later to see if any action to address the problem has been taken,” he said.

Source: TheStar

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