Shoddy patch-up work along Jalan Dutamas Raya leading to Jalan Sri Hartamas 1 in Segambut is not only causing damage to vehicles, but also poses accident risks to motorists.
A site visit to the area with Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng recently showed the uneven road with broken patches. Some parts had deep holes due to loose tar, while there were also ill-fitting manhole covers at a stretch.
Lim said the piping works by the roadside and the patch-up jobs which started about six months ago, had been causing a lot of trouble to road users.
He added that a signboard warning motorists to be careful of road works showed that the work was being conducted by Syabas.
However, when Lim contacted Syabas to complain about the shoddy job, he was informed that the concessionaire had not been doing any work in the area in the last two years.
“This means that some contractors are using Syabas signboards to carry out work. This is illegal,” he said.
Subsequently, he brought up the issue to Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad Ismail.
He said the mayor acknowledged that there were many contractors in the city who did not get Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) approval before starting on road works.
He said there were many contractors who used signboards from various concessionaires such as IWK and TNB to carry out works.
“By right, when a concessionaire appoints a contractor for a job, the contractor is supposed to submit all plans to DBKL to get approved before starting work. But some irresponsible contractors skip this process.
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