Source: the Star May 9th
AN uprooted tree blocking the back lane in Jalan PJU1A/3M in Taipan 1, Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya has the business community up in arms.
The tree fell over last Thursday following a downpour and is now blocking the entire back lane, forcing drivers to reroute to get out of the area.
Many are worried the other trees along the stretch will also come down, causing more damage to the buildings.
Business owner Ben Liew said it would be a disaster waiting to happen if the trees were not trimmed.
“Nothing has been done so far and calls to Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) have gone unanswered,” he said.
They are worried the downpours during the current rainy spell will lead to the collapse of the entire slope along the back lane.
“The back lane is also used as an emergency route. If something untoward happens, we will be stuck,” he added.
Liew’s complaint comes weeks after StarMetro highlighted the lack of maintenance in the area.
Shortly after, MBPJ complaints department director Tengku Nazaruddin Tengku Zainuddin immediately sent over contractors to clean up the mess in the area.
Some of the trees were even trimmed but Liew feels a long-term solution must be found.
“We are thankful to Tengku Nazaruddin for clearing the mess but more must be done to clean up Taipan 1,” said Suresh Rai, who works there.
He said he was also glad that streetlights had been installed.
Tengku Nazaruddin said the area had not been handed over to the local council, making it difficult for them to carry out any work.Share on Facebook