Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Jalan Pulau Meranti closed after erosion causes structure to collapse

DAILY commuters travelling between Putrajaya and Puchong through Kampung Pulau Meranti, Puchong, had to take an alternative route after a bridge along Jalan Pulau Meranti collapsed on Monday evening.
The collapse left a gaping hole on one side of the bridge and the road has since been closed to traffic.
Kampung Pulau Meranti village head Zul Asry Ambia said the incident happened in the late afternoon on Monday.
“We made complaints to the Public Works Department (PWD) and the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) about five months ago when we noticed erosion on the river bank where the bridge is sitting on.
“However, no one came to investigate the matter and the river bank just gave way after the current spell of heavy rain.
“PWD officers closed the road after it collapsed but pedestrians are still being allowed to walk on the side of the road that is still intact.
“We are told that they will put up a temporary bridge for light vehicles but we are not sure when it will be ready,” he said.
He added that students who lived in Kampung Pulau Meranti and Kampung Sungai Rasau who went to either SK Pulau Meranti, Sekolah Rendah Agama Pulau Meranti or SM Putra Perdana had to take the day off school because their transport could not get into the village to pick them up.
Those travelling to Puchong now have to take a longer route through Cyberjaya because of the closed bridge.
Dengkil assemblyman Datuk Marsum Paing said the PWD has put up barriers for motorists to make U-turns at either ends of the bridge.
A Selangor PWD spokesperson said remedial works is being carried out and the bridge is expected to be opened by this evening.
However, the department will require another six months for further investigations of the collapse and to carry out proper repair works.

Source: TheStar

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Need for solution to long wait at Puchong Immigration office

MEMBERS of the public who visit the Immigration Department’s Puchong office for passport-related matters have to exercise great patience due to the huge crowd and long wait. Chan Kong, 66, said he waited for three-and-a-half hours to get his passport renewed. “By the time I arrived after 7am, the queue number was already in the 50s range,” he said. “I used to go to the Subang office and the waiting time was just over an hour as there were more counters.” Chan, who resides in the PKNS Flats at Batu 13, Puchong, said he preferred visiting the Puchong office due to its proximity to his home. Tai Po Wah, 78, had to endure a similarly long wait for his passport renewal at the Immigration Department’s Puchong office, compared to the one hour wait when he visited the Putrajaya office. “I decided to try the Puchong office because it is nearer to my home,” said the Kampung Baru Batu 14 Puchong resident. “However, I find that the service here is very slow. The office should also consider having a counter for senior citizens to ease their waiting time.”

The Immigration Department shares the same premises with the National Registration Department (JPN) in two adjacent shoplots in Taman Puchong Utama.  The Immigration Department’s Puchong office is manned by 12 staff, who serve between 100 and 200 customers a day at the four counters.
 People from Puchong and the nearby townships have been frequenting this office to apply for or renew their passports since it started operations in February last year. “Immigration Department Puch-ong Branch head Siti Norashikin Abdul Talib had acknowledged that the overcrowding problem was due to insufficient counters and the growing Puchong population,” said Puchong MCA secretary Liew Yew Fook, who met Siti after the latter’s recent transfer from Kajang. “According to Siti, there is only one machine available to process all passport applications, and it requires about two hours to warm up and link to the Immigration Department’s system.” On a suggestion to renovate the office to open more counters, Liew said the proposal had been turned down by the Home Ministry, who preferred that the upper floor of the shoplot be used for administration tasks to avoid inconveniencing senior citizens and the disabled. “Siti said she had been tasked to look for a more suitable site to relocate the Immigration Depart-ment’s Puchong office,” said Liew. “It has to be a place that is conducive, spacious, easily accessible via public transport and has sufficient parking facility.”

Puchong MCA chairman and Kinrara state liaison officer Datuk Wong Hock Aun suggested that a short-term solution would be to relocate the office, while a long-term solution would be to build a Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) building, like the UTC Kuala Lumpur in Pudu Sentral. “I will write to Deputy Home Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong to highlight the problems and suggest that a UTC be built in Puchong,” said Wong, who proposed that a site in Batu 12, Puchong be used for the UTC building. “Having a one-stop centre for all government and related agencies like JPN, Road Transport Department, Immigration Department and Inland Revenue Board would make it more convenient for Puchong folks to get the necessary services and transactions done.”

Source: TheStar

Friday, October 12, 2012

Alternative for the traffic jam @Toll Sunway‏ (By Adi Warna)

Below an email sent to me from Adi Warna:-
Hey all, Bandar Puteri folks!
Since Litrak had implement the new traffic scheme from the Sunway Toll that caused massive traffic jam after what they called the plaza B, me & frens tried to figure out other alternative and try & error method to avoid them. Did u know that actually we may use plaza A (the yellow sign, on the right lane) instead of plaza B to reach Persiaran Puchong Jaya Selatan & Jln Kenari?
Me & frens tried and it works!! We have to use Jln Layang-layang which located next to 101 Business Park & 1Puchong & it will take only 3 minutes from the plaza A to Persiaran Puchong Jaya Selatan & Jln Kenari, which I found much more convenient... :D
I think its good to share the infos with all of u since u have the poper blog to spread the news to peoples nearby. Sharing is caring ya? Ok, try ya.
TQ. ^ - ^
p/s: There is also map showing the direction attached together. I get it from my frens who is very obsess about that autocad software and he traced back the map based on Google map..hahaha

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hua Yang plans mixed development with GDV of RM1.52b

KUALA LUMPUR: Hua Yang Bhd is acquiring 29.20 acres of land in Puchong, Selangor from Mentari Hari Sdn Bhd for RM158mil and plans to undertake mixed development with an expected gross development value of RM1.52bil.
It said on Monday it had entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with Mentari Hari to acquire five vacant plots of leasehold land in the Petaling district. The lease expires in December 2110.
"The purchase consideration of RM158mil is expected to be funded via internally-generated funds and bank borrowings," it said.
Hua Yang said the group's strategy is to acquire and continue to expand its current land bank which is about 766 acres and are in the Klang Valley, Perak, Seremban and Johor.
Its plan was to undertake affordable priced properties while maintaining modern and city lifestyle concepts to attract the younger generation of the surrounding matured residential areas of Puchong, Shah Alam and Subang due to population growth in these areas.
It proposed mixed development comprising serviced apartments and offices / lifestyle studio office suites together with parking facilities, clubhouse and amenities with an expected gross development value of approximately RM1.52bil and gross development cost of RM1.22bil, amounting to gross development profit of approximately RM300mil.
"The proposed development is expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2014 with a development tenure of six to eight years," it said.

* Mentari Hari Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Naza Group of Companies property arm Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd, is the developer of TTDI Puchong, a 53-acre mixed development project located near the Puchong Barat toll plaza.

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