Potholes not patched despite complaints to City Hall

Tiresome journey: Motorists have to drive carefully to avoid driving into potholes in Jalan Awan Besar.

THE roads in Kuala Lumpur are still filled with potholes despite numerous complaints.

Seputeh MP Teresa Kok said she was frustrated with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) for not taking action to patch up the potholes that she had highlighted.

Since August last year, her office had written four letters to DBKL Public Works Department regarding the problem.

The latest, dated April 22, identified nine locations in Happy Garden, Taman Salak Selatan, Taman United, Taman Kuchai Jaya, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling and Taman Overseas Union.

“Driving on Jalan Awan Besar is like riding on a horse,” she said.

Kok said the roads were supposed to be retarred every five years.

“However, the roads in my constituency have been left unattended. We have raised the issue with Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad Ismail several times too.

“DBKL said some of the potholes are caused by utility companies, which did not patch up the roads after completing repair works.

“DBKL had also said it has allocated RM54mil to retar roads, starting with the city centre.

“But we don’t know when the project will come to this area,” she said.

She added that many residents accused her of not fulfilling her responsibilities as an elected representative because of the potholes.

“I hope the residents understand that I am not Kuala Lumpur mayor or DBKL Public Works Department director.

“They can help to pressure DBKL to look into the problem by calling 1800-88-3255,” she said.

Kok and a group of residents gathered at Jalan Selesa 1 in Taman Gembira to show their displeasure over the problem.

A resident, Loo Swe On, 72, added that a field in the area is uneven, causing it to be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

This is because the uneven patches contain stagnant water.

“The drains in the backlanes are also broken,” he said.

http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2011/4/28/central/8555137&sec=central

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