Promise of Wider Roads in Pandan Perdana Before Completion of High-Density Project

THE Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) has assured residents that road widening works in Pandan Perdana will be finished before the completion of an ongoing high-density project in the area.

MPAJ public relations officer Norhayati Ahmad said the developers of the project had agreed to widen eight roads before the project is completed in 2019.

“Part of the project’s development approval is the widening of these roads and MPAJ has been monitoring the situation for the past year,” she said.

Norhayati was responding to complaints from Pandan Perdana residents who said the upgrading works should have started simultaneously with the construction of the mixed development project.

Pandan Glades KRT secretary Bruce Lee said two-lane roads in the area could not cope with the addition of heavy vehicles to the existing traffic congestion.

“The vehicles are also jamming up the roads as they wait to offload, adding to the stress on the road.

“During dialogue sessions with the developer, they promised to do up the roads but it has been a year since they started, and nothing has been done,” he said.

Former Teratai assemblyman and Civil Awakening Movement of Malaysia chairman Jenice Lee, who highlighted the issue, urged MPAJ and the developers to start work immediately.

“We foresee traffic worsening once construction on another project, a mini stadium, begins.

“Although we do not know when this will happen, it will surely mean more trucks and lorries using these residential road,” she said adding that the roads that were supposed to be upgraded included Jalan Indah to Taman Cheras Indah, Jalan Perdana 11/91, 9/1, 3/1, 6/2, 5/2, 2/8 and Jalan Pandan Utama.



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