Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Selangor Times Writer: Brenda Ch'ng
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Councillor Rajiv Rishyakaran noted that Subang Jaya assemblywoman Hannah Yeoh had yet to peruse the new traffic circulation plan proposed by Sime Darby when the council’s One Stop Center (OSC) committee had approved it.
Sime Darby presented the plan to Yeoh two weeks ago, seeking a waiver of a condition that requires it to build a flyover in its SS16 project site, and pledged to replace it with some other traffic measures.
Yeoh, in reply, asked for a copy of the proposal and promised to give her feedback in a week.
Hence, Rishyakaran (right) cried foul that OSC should not have waived the condition from Sime Darby without Yeoh’s consent.
“I hope we can withhold the decision until Yeoh studies the case,” he said.
Council president, Asmawi Kasbi, however defended the move, saying that the developer had already proved that building a flyover is technically impossible on the site.
“The flyover will cross paths with the LRT extension,” he said, adding that MPSJ will explore alternatives.
Rishyakaran then urged the council to take the issue seriously, as Ikram (Public Works Institute of Malaysia) has warned that traffic conditions in SS16 will deteriorate to F-class should there be unbridled development in the area.
Councillor Ismail Kamal Abdul Raman also asked the OSC to defer the approval, but Asmawi (right) finally passed it.
SJCC is a 13.75 acres integrated development with shophouses, apartments, LRT station and office blocks.
Sime Darby was initially asked to build a flyover between Persiaran Jengka and Persiaran Kemajuan and two roundabouts as the conditions imposed for the project’s approval.
Talking to Komunitikini later, Rishyakaran said there was no reason for the council to have rushed in waiving the condition.
“If you exclude the condition now, you can’t add on another later,” he said.
“Now it’s too late; we got nothing to bargain with Sime Darby already,” he added.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Road 2 : Opening of the slip road at Persiaran Subang
Road 3 : With YAB Menteri Besar Tan Sri Dato' Seri Khalid Ibrahim, YB Loh Gwo Burne (MP for Kelana Jaya), YDP MPSJ Dato' Adnan and MPSJ councillors launching the opening of the slip road from Kesas into Persiaran Subang Mewah.
Read the article in NST here.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The trial period for the hourly parking in Taipan will end in March 2010 and MPSJ will then review the effectiveness of this new system. This new hourly parking will encourage business owners and their employees to park their cars in the private car park owned by Corporate Parking (Corporate Parking agreed to match their season parking stickers from RM105 to RM80 a month ie. MPSJ's rate).
This change has increased the number of season parkers in Corporate Parking from 350 to 500 users. This simply means at every hour there are at least 150 public parking bays freed up all around Taipan for customers and residents to use. Read the news report on this from The Star "Parking limit proves effective".
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
However, ever since school started in January 2010, many residents have complained about the heavy traffic along Persiaran Tujuan again. MPSJ councillor Rajiv Rishyakaran is currently monitoring the situation together with MPSJ Engineering. IKRAM has again gone on site together with councillor Rajiv and MPSJ Engineering and this time, the team noted an increase in vehicles and change in traffic pattern. This is possible when you have new batch of students in every school in town and increase in households in nearby townships.
Please read Rajiv's posting on his blog entitled Traffic on Tujuan for Morning Rush Hour for more details.
MPSJ councillors together with SJ Alert have also gone on a site tour with the traffic policemen from IPD Subang Jaya to examine all the junctions and places which are in need of assistance from the traffic police.
As for Persiaran Kewajipan, MPSJ councillors have also met with JKR and MP for Kelana Jaya Loh Gwo Burne to discuss on all the outstanding issues relating to Subang Kelana Link.
I have also spoken to Nik Nazmi, the State Assemblyman for Seri Setia about the congestion at the Motorola interchange. This congestion has also caused a backlog all along NPE, Persiaran Tujuan and all the way into USJ.
I will continue to coordinate with all parties involved to see how we can improve the situation this year.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
As most of you maybe aware the LRT is coming to Subang Jaya/USJ, and it will effect you and your family in more ways than one, be sure you keep yourself abreast of details of what is happening, more so because you are a resident of Subang Jaya/USJ/Bandar Sunway.
Where to view the Display of the Proposed LRT Route
Details of proposed LRT route and station details are now on display for public viewing/comments at:
Display Venue : Lobby, MPSJ Complex in USJ5, Subang Jaya
You can gather additional information about the LRT Extension at the following blogsite setup specially for this purpose
Ad-Hoc Action Group
An ad-hoc Action Group comprising Community Representatives from JKP Zones 1 - 3, Subang Jaya Residents Association, USJ Residents Association, Bandar Sunway Residents Association, SJ Alert & Transit has been formed to address various concerns, social and environmental impact issues pertaining to the Proposed LRT line extension into Subang Jaya.
Please note that the ad-hoc Action Group have prepared a special form to gather your Feedback/Comments and these are now available at the display area of the LRT Route in MPSJ Complex, ADUN Subang Jaya Office, participating JKPs and Residents Association it can also be downloaded from:
How/Where to submit the Feedback Form
Special Note: Comments/Feedback Forms must be complete to be considered valid and must be submitted by: Wednesday, 25/11/2009
1. By Hand: Drop into the designated box provided at the Lobby MPSJ Complex - USJ5
2. By Fax: 03-5631 2757
3. By Mail: P.O.Box3215, 47509 Subang Jaya, Selangor D.E.
Your Feedback/Comments will help the ad-hoc Action Group to prepare the necessary submissions and/or new recommendations to the Department of Railways and Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad.
You are also welcome to submit feedback in your personal capacity, details of which are available at the Department of Railways Website: http://www.lrtextension.com/
In the coming days, banners will be put up along the proposed LRT routes and on overhead bridges along Persiaran Kewajipan and Persiaran Tujuan as well as all proposed LRT Station sites in Subang Jaya/USJ for your added attention.
Inform your neighbours and friends of what is being done to ensure that our Community addresses the various impact issues before the Line is being built. Support this effort by sending in your Comments.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Reported in the Malay Mail on Friday, October 9th, 2009. See reports in NST, Sinar Harian and The Star.
THE Subang-Kelana Link has never ceased to spark controversy. The latest, when the Public Works Department (PWD) failed to keep its word in building a pedestrian bridge along Persiaran Kewajipan, Subang Jaya.as promised to Subang Jaya Buddhist Association (SJBA) members Subang Jaya State assemblyman, Hannah Yeoh said an official letter had been sent to Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) by PWD to confirm that a bridge to connect SS13 and SS14 would be built. However, PWD allegedly decided to pull the plug a few months ago to the dissatisfaction of residents.
“On Feb 18, 2008, a letter was sent to MPSJ indicating that a pedestrian bridge would be built to accommodate SJBA devotees and its neighbour, a Hindu temple.But they decided not to build the bridge and when we asked for an explanation, they only said ‘no comment,’” Yeoh said.
Meanwhile, SJBA chairman, Chim Siew Choon said many devotees found it difficult to cross the road after the opening of the link.
“The link was supposed to make the road less congested but it’s getting worse. We're just concerned with the safety of residents, especially senior citizens and children.
There were cases where devotees had been knocked down. We don’t want to wait until something fatal occurs for us to open our eyes,” he said.
Subang Jaya resident, Claire Chan, 71, said that it used to be easy for her to visit the association before the link was built. As construction progressed, the difficulties started.
“I believe that people can die anytime, anywhere, but I am an old lady devoted to my religion and I want to go there as often as I can.Back then, it was easy for me to travel on my own by cycling across the street but with the heavy traffic congestion, I now have to cross the busy road three times. I am in my 70s, how am I supposed to use the pedestrian bridge located so far away?” she said.
Another resident, Cheah Suan Cheng, 70, agreed, saying it took her more than an hour to reach the association each time from her home.
“I stay in USJ1 and it's really near the association. But the traffic is unbearable. Last Sunday, many of us were caught in a traffic jam where we had to spend 45 minutes to an hour to get to our destination. The link does not help the congestion at all, it's only making it worse,” she said.
“So far, we’ve obtained more than 850 signatures and we expect to get more than a thousand by the end of the week. We’re willing to go that far to get PWD to reconsider the plan,” he said.
Together with devotees of SJBA at Persiaran Kewajipan
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
- these proposed improvements were prepared by IKRAM, a professional independent consultant and not random suggestions by lay persons;
- these proposed improvements will provide maximum effect only if the exit to Federal Highway from Persiaran Tujuan is not already congested in the morning;
- IKRAM, MPSJ and the traffic police will be monitoring the effect of these changes and there will be a trial period of one month;
- a permanent solution to replace the SS19 traffic light is being sought. IKRAM has suggested for an underpass to be constructed. I am working on this together with MPSJ;
- a lot of suggestions have been made by residents on traffic issues, however we are unable to accommodate all these suggestions without them being substantiated by a professional report. As such, I urge all residents to give these professional proposed improvements a chance for them to be implemented. Residents can send feedback to MPSJ throughout the month of May, just email them to Encik Mohd Ariffuddin of Engineering Department, MPSJ at email@example.com
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Together with AZRB contractor discussing improvements to be done on the service road parallel to Persiaran Kewajipan such as the resurfacing of the road and to provide clear indicators of traffic flow.
With residents from SS12 discussing on the effectiveness of the traffic solution in front of the hospital. A prior meeting was held in MPSJ to discuss on ways to curb double parking all around the hospital and shops in SS12. Barriers have been placed on roads surrounding the hospital to prevent indiscriminate parking.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I am committed to improving the traffic conditions in my constituency and will continue to explore ways to do this together with MPSJ councillors, MPSJ, traffic police, JKR and highway operators. This is no easy task in a high density constituency but I am calling for cooperation from all parties to help residents reduce waiting time in traffic jams.
Please refer to the article in The Star below for more details:
Tuesday March 10, 2009
Plan to reduce Subang jams By LIM CHIA YING
PERSIARAN Kewajipan in Subang Jaya is expected to undergo some traffic flow changes in the near future as part of a study to cope with larger traffic volume expected when the Subang-Kelana Elevated Highway is ready. Last year, the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) had said that it had appointed traffic consultant Ikram to study and propose what could be done to alleviate the expected traffic problems. MPSJ civil engineer Mohd Ariffuddin Kamari recently said that Ikram had already submitted its traffic recommendations. “We have sent the report to the Public Works Department (PWD) and the police for a review, since Jalan Kewajipan belongs to the PWD,” Ariffuddin said. “For now, we are just waiting for the PWD and the police to get back to us,” he added. He said Ikram had made a presentation on Feb 23 at the council infrastructure meeting, which induded Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh and several councillors. “We are forming a technical committee to be chaired by the MPSJ president and comprising agencies like the PWD, the Malaysian Highway Authority and highway concessionaires to study the traffic problems. “Through the recommendations, we will see how best to address the issue, especially at peak hours and also how to cope with the future volume of traffic when all development projects in the area are completed,” Ariffuddin said. He added that the MPSJ infra-committee had also been reviewing the traffic situation in USJ and Subang Jaya over the past few months. Meanwhile, Mass Transit Klang Valley (Transit) adviser Moaz Yusuf Ahmad and several concerned residents formed their own committee last year to study the bottleneck areas. One of the proposals made by the committee was to get rid of the four-phase traffic lights at the interchange. However, Ariffuddin said the traffic lights belonged to the PWD and also Kesas and required approval from both parties before it could be removed. He added that the arterial roads – Persiaran Kewajipan and Persiaran Tujuan – are also used by non-residents due to the easy connectivity that they provided. Meanwhile, three other roads in Subang Jaya are expected to undergo traffic light retiming to better manage traffic jams. The roads are Persiaran Murni, Persiaran Perpaduan, and Persiaran Tujuan. Ariffuddin said the council had also installed flexible orange posts at several locations like the junction of Persiaran Murni and Persiaran Tujuan to deter queue-jumping. “I know not everyone will be pleased with this, but we have to control traffic for the benefit of other road users,” he said. Ariffuddin added that, in the long run, public transportation would have to be improved to reduce congestion.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I have been receiving complaints about the closure of lanes in the morning rush hour by traffic policemen from Subang Jaya leading into the Federal Highway. This has resulted in massive backlog in USJ. I have conveyed this to the traffic police several times. They have taken note of it but would not change their current plan without studying it first. I don't understand this, but traffic police is not obliged to take instructions from me. I have conveyed the problems faced by the people here to them, now it's their duty to respond accordingly.
As for traffic studies by IKRAM and MPSJ on Persiaran Tujuan, I have repeatedly informed MPSJ on the severity of the problem and attended Infrastructure Committee Meetings at MPSJ to convey my dissatisfaction about the delay of these studies. I was at a press conference yesterday highlighting this problem. Read about it here.
These are only some of the many difficulties faced by the new state administration with federal agencies and some civil servants. If only all civil service agencies are as effective in all their duties as the Perak State Secretary when he chased the Pakatan MB out from his office in less than a day!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Right after the election, I had immediately requested MPSJ to appoint an independent traffic consultant to prepare an in-depth traffic study on Persiaran Tujuan, Persiaran Kewajipan and the entire SS16 (again, in anticipation of the traffic which will be coming in once all the development works are completed behind Subang Parade). At each infrastructure meeting in the last few months, we have been told the details of the studies were still not completed and would be completed by December 2008. I am not pleased with the delay and will continue to push for this at MPSJ.
While we still await suggestions and improvement of traffic flow from the independent traffic consultant at these main areas, I am grateful for the cooperation given by DSP Tengku Anuar and his team. The meeting was very fruitful as we managed to discuss other traffic issues in Bandar Sunway and also the possibility of seeking assistance from RELA officers and MPSJ officers for traffic control. We discovered from the police that this option is not feasible as the relevant provisions in law do not allow this. Traffic policemen will continue to be stationed at the traffic light in front of Summit USJ (Persiaran Kewajipan) and the traffic light at SS19 and USJ 3 (Persiaran Tujuan) from 6:45am to 9:00am and from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. I have specially requested for priority to be given to the main traffic leaving USJ in the morning and main traffic entering Subang Jaya from Federal Highway in the evening.
Friday, November 21, 2008
I have requested for status update from MPSJ on the proposed bridge from USJ Heights to USJ 3A/B/C/D and its conditions. Below is the reply obtained from MPSJ:
(a) Menaiktaraf simpang-simpang merbahaya dan jalan-jalan di kawasan perumahan USJ3 dengan menyediakan lay-by dan lampu isyarat.
Status: Pihak Majlis telah meluluskan pelan bagi tujuan tersebut dan ianya dalam proses perlaksanaan pihak pemaju.
(b) Menyediakan jejantas untuk kanak-kanak sekolah dan penduduk melintas di kawasan-kawasan tumpuan (Persiaran Setia).
Status: Pihak Majlis telah meluluskan pelan bagi perkara tersebut dan ianya dalam proses perlaksanaan pihak pemaju.
(c) Menyediakan zon penampan yang mampu menghalang pencemaran udara dan bunyi bising kenderaan lalulalang.
Status: Penghadang bunyi bagi USJ 3D telah siap sepenuhnya. - bagi USJ 3A, satu masyuarat bersama pihak LLM diadakan bagi memohon permit untuk melaksanakan kerja bagi sebahagian yang masih terbengkalai - USJ 3C akan ditanam dengan pokok dalam jangkamasa 2 bulan.
(d) Mengadakan laluan jambatan hanya untuk kenderaan ringan.
Status: Dalam tindakan pihak pemaju.
(e) Menyediakan jalan susur keluar / masuk di flyover SS19 / USJ 3 ke KESAS.
Status: Pihak Majlis telah menghantar surat kepada pihak LLM dan KESAS memohon ulasan bagi perkara tersebut pada 3 September 2008.