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Contractor to repair roads damaged by lorries

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 3:31 am
by admin
A contractor of the Ipoh-Padang Besar electrified double track rail project (EDTP) will repair a leaking water pipe and resurface potholes in Taman Supreme, Prai, after roads in the area were damaged by lorries transporting construction material to a project site.

Seberang Prai municipal councillor M. Ramachandran said that officials from MMC-Gamuda Joint Venture Sdn Bhd would soon direct their contractors to repair the damaged road curbs and manhole coverings in the area.

“The contractor for the job has submitted an application to the council to use the roads through two housing schemes as an access route to their work site.

“Once the approval is obtained by next week, their lorries will be allowed to go through the housing schemes based on the conditions set by the council,” he said when escorting Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy on a visit to the area on Friday.

Approval would be given as the contractor has pledged to repair roads damaged by their lorries, he said.

On May 23, the council had stopped lorries laden with building material from using the access roads through Taman Supreme and Bandar Prai Jaya to the double track rail project site.

More than 20 lorries entering the area were stopped when councillors Ramachandran, Soon Lip Chee, Oon Neow Aun and K. Visvanathan as well as enforcement officers arrived at the scene about 11am that day.

Ramachandran said the council had asked the contractor to ensure that its lorries do not ply the area during peak traffic hours, to avoid causing congestion especially outside the two schools there.

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