Ketua Pusat Perkhidmatan MCA Seri Kembangan 马华史里肯邦安服务中心主任 Setiausaha MCA Seri Kembangan 马华史里肯邦安支会秘书
AN INDEPENDENT committee has been set up to answer public enquiries on the proposed elevated interchange that will link Seri Kembangan with the Maju Expressway (MEX).
Selangor BN information chief Datuk Yap Pian Hon said he had received queries from the public on the progress of the project.
“There are even allegations that the project was hyped up for the general election — which is not true.
“I felt it was necessary to set up this committee to monitor the project’s progress on behalf of the public and answer questions raised on its development.
“The committee will get in touch with the relevant authorities such as the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) and the expressway’s concessionaire every month to get updates on the project,” Yap said, who is also the Serdang parliamentary liaison officer.
He said the committee, which was set up last month, had already contacted the relevant parties and asked for a written progress report.
“In the reply that we received, we were told that early works have already been carried out on the plot of government land but further works were delayed until the project received approval from the Department of Environment and also the individuals who own the land where part of the project would be carried out.
“We hope the committee will be able to enlighten the public and cut down on any misunderstanding,” said Yap, adding that the project would resume as soon as possible.
He said the committee was set up in the name of social responsibility and the committee members were participating as volunteers.
Aside from Yap, the eight-member committee includes a lawyer, a social activist and represtatives from residents’ associations and the community.
Yap said the elevated interchange, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2014, would benefit more than 100,000 road users in the area every day
The interchange, which costs RM90mil, will ease the heavy traffic on Jalan Besar Seri Kembangan and shorten the travel time from Seri Kembangan to Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya to about 20 minutes.
Yap said those with questions on the project and its progress can call the Seri Kembangan MCA office at 03-8942 5272 or 03-8942 5231.
Yap also urged the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) to start building two proposed flyovers in Pusat Perdagangan Seri Kembangan and Serdang Perdana as soon as possible.
“The funds from housing developers with projects near the proposed flyovers were collected a long time ago but the flyovers are still not there.
“The flyovers are needed as the roads are jammed because of the traffic lights.
“If the traffic lights were replaced by the flyovers, they will ease congestion in the two areas,” he said, adding that MPSJ should explain the delay in starting the project.
Source: The Star (Saturday March 9, 2013)
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