PETALING JAYA, Nov 5, 2015:
The residents of Damansara Damai, here are at wits end over the absence of an alternative road to enter and exit the area.
Reiterating calls for Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali to stay true to his “promise” to construct one, the Damansara Damai Residents Coalition (Gapai) will be passing him a memorandum on the matter on Nov 11 during the state assembly sitting.
Gapai secretary Mohd Amirul Hishamuddin said they have been harping on the issue since 2012 with promises for alternative roads made by former Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid ibrahim as well, but nothing has been done.
“Gapai sent a memorandum to the MB’s office on June 16 through his personal secretary and although Azmin was in his office at the time, he refused to see us.
“A day before Hari Raya this year, a board was erected to state the construction of a road. After four months, Damansara Damai residents waited with hopes that a second road will be constructed.
“Unfortunately, one after another, housing developments were constructed at Damansara Damai and Prima Damansara, but no sign of a second road is to be seen,” he told reporters at a press conference held at Sutera Damansara, here.
Saujana Apartments Residents Association chairman Faizul Najib Mohd Munaim who was also present added that according to Petaling Jaya Council (MPPJ) planning papers, the road was to be constructed and completed by January 2016, however, there was no sign of any construction yet.
“It’s November now, there are just two months to go and nothing has started. I called Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ), they said the project was stopped,” he lamented.
Faizul said at very least, Azmin could visit the area and see the problem for himself.
Other representatives present said that with the one existing road, it took up to one hour or more to merely exit the Damansara Damai area, which was increasingly frustrating residents.