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A long list of woes residents can do without
The Star 20/1/2005

WHEN Taman Saujana Puchong residents bought their homes three years ago, they weren’t bargaining for a long list of problems.  

For instance, the access road is confusing. There are two lanes on each side of the road with contra-flow on each set. One was meant for light vehicles and the other for heavier ones. 

Some of the residents looking at a damaged road in Taman Saujana Puchong that needs resurfacing.

“But, motorists and lorry drivers don’t heed the sign and the developer isn’t correcting the dangerous situation,” said resident G. Arumugam. 

Echoing his complaint was S. Mohan who said accidents occurred frequently on the access road because drivers were confused over the traffic flow. 

“It’s worse at night because the streetlights only work along certain stretches,” he said. 

“Height restriction bars have also been installed, but there are no signboards to warn lorry drivers. They reverse all the way, damaging kerbs and sidewalks,” said Premjit Singh, who added that the roads were riddled with potholes. 

The residents’ access to the Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP) is through the main road built by MPSJ to Bandar Bukit Puchong. They are still waiting for the proposed links to Bukit Jalil, Seri Kembangan and Bandar Puteri to be built. 

Some of the roads in the housing area have been left uncompleted and are littered with rubbish and construction debris.  

There is also no public transport into Taman Saujana Puchong with buses only servicing Bandar Bukit Puchong. Telephone lines have not been installed either. 

“I need the Internet for work so I have resorted to using a wireless system,’’ said Suryati Alias who has been living in the neighbourhood for two years. “But the signal is unstable and disrupts my work,” she added. 

“Due to the lack of amenities, our houses were only issued with temporary CFs which have been extended for the second time. No wonder only 50% of the housing area is occupied,” said J.E. Paul. 

As rubbish collection is also the developer’s responsibility now, residents are fuming over the irregular schedule.  

“Moreover, the dumps at our commercial centre are placed near restaurants, posing a health hazard. One even obstructs the view of oncoming traffic,” said Shirley Tan.  

Residents have voiced their complaints to the developer Expand Factor Sdn Bhd on numerous occasions but no action was taken. Attempts by Star Metro to contact the developer were also futile. 

MPSJ Development and Maintenance director Umi Kalthom Ahmad said the council was aware of the problems.  

“Developers should ensure that their housing projects are equipped with basic facilities like roads, drainage, electricity and water supply so that the CF can be swiftly issued. The houses should also be fit for occupation,” she said. 

MPSJ councillor Avtar Singh said he would bring up the matter at the full board meeting.  


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