DRIVE towards the Gombak LRT station, and you are bound to see extensive land clearing taking place.
I wonder whether the land clearing is being done with the approval of the authorities.
I imagine that a downpour would cause a landslide or a “lake” to be formed, endangering road users.
We have seen many instances in weeks past of extensive land clearing such as that around Bangsar South, which was the scene of major mud floods.
I believe no prior studies had been conducted by the district council or the contractor.
Should our environment be destroyed on the pretext of development?
Overloaded lorries are often seen plying the route in the morning.
Aren’t heavy vehicles barred from using the busy roads in the morning?
Where is the enforcement?
Constant road repairs are causing headaches to road users and motorists.
There seems to be no end in sight.
Consider the road leading to Setapak Central and the Wangsa Maju LRT station from Gombak.
The road was under repair for nearly a year, following which it was widened and tarred.
Within two months, the road was again under repair.
Now, they have dug up the middle lane between the road. Why was the road dug up again?
It is the same for the road leading to Bank Negara from Dataran Merdeka.
It has been under construction from early this year.
We do not have any idea what is happening there, and we have to put up with traffic jams in the morning and afternoon.
The road leading to Menara Perkeso and Great Eastern Mall from Hotel Flamingo is also under repair.
Traffic lights erected to ensure the smooth flow of traffic are not helping either.
Another huge headache is inconsiderate parking along the sides of busy roads.
This is not restricted to any particular area. It seems to be a national problem. Some serious actions need to be taken.
I ask the authorities and the minister concerned to take concrete action to resolve these recurring problems.
Much time and energy is lost, not only at an individual level, but also at a national level.
As for the illegally parked cars, they are triggers for disasters.
T. Guna Segar, Kuala Lumpur