SOME 200 residents of Bandar Sri Damansara, Petaling Jaya, gathered to protest against a proposed link road leading to their township by a nearby developer.
The residents claim that the developer had proposed the link in order to encourage sales for the residential development next to Damansara Damai.
They also said the development was in progress and the developer has submitted a proposal for the link but no permission had been given yet.
Bandar Sri Damansara Residents Association president Ravindran Kutty said the new housing development should be provided with proper infrastructure.
He said the developers should not be cutting corners by riding on Bandar Sri Damansara’s limited means of exits and ingress.
“There are 60,000 people living here and the present infrastructure, road, ingress, traffic lights and trumpet exchange were designed for the existing households.
“Any further link from external projects will jeopardise the harmony and livelihood as well as open the floodgates,” he said.
Ravindran said the development had an existing link with Damansara Damai via the Armanee Condominium.
“We have seven schools in the area, which already causes traffic jams. By opening the new link, 20,000 cars and vehicles will be using our internal roads daily and aggravating the U-turn on the Damansara-Puchong Highway,” he said.
Other issues like illegal parking and security were also brought up by the residents as a result of the new link.
The residents are urging the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MBPJ) to consider their concerns and grounds for objection before giving any approval to the new link.
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