PANDAN JAYA, 14 APRIL 2012 : RESIDENTS in Block M15 in Pandan Jaya, Ampang have highlighted several problems that the construction work of the Besraya Highway has brought to their neighbourhood.
Among their complaints include broken drains, pools of stagnant water and chopped trees.
To address these issues, State Housing, Building Management and Squatters committee chairman Iskandar A. Samad visited the site with Besraya representatives recently.
Iskandar said Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) and Besraya Sdn Bhd should look into the drains as it affects livelihood of the people.
"Some of the other concerns include road markings, which have created confusion for motorists.
"As for the felled trees, I hope Besraya can do something about it.
"The residents also complained about unfinished pipeworks," he said.
Iskandar said Besraya would start erecting columns for its elevated sections.
"We hope there will not be works carried out after 7pm and only minimal disruption takes place as the surrounding areas are residential," he said.
He added that MPAJ and Besraya must be on top of things to monitor work carried out throughout the construction period.
"Perhaps Besraya can come up with some kind of corporate social responsibility programme for residents having to cope with problems stemmed from construction work," he said.
Besraya general manager Wan Salwani Wan Yusoff said they had taken note of the complaints.
"We will ensure security and safety are top in out list while minimising the effects of roadworks on the residents.
"As for the unfinished pipeworks, the pipes belonging to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) will have to be relocated.
"It will take two to three months for pipeworks to be completed," she said.
Wan Salwani added that the link to Pandan Jaya MRR2 is expected to be completed January 2014.
The Besraya Eastern Expansion (BEE) project provides an alternative route for traffic from east Kuala Lumpur heading south along the Sungai Besi Highway, bypassing the congested MRR2.
BEE will also have a 20-lane toll plaza, the rates will be decided upon later.
The project is expected to be completed by 2014 - FAZLEENA AZIZ, STAR METRO.