KUALA LUMPUR, 14 Feb: While the attractive new condominium units in Wangsa Maju may look promising, the development will only serve to worsen traffic flow in the area.
Setiawangsa assemblyman Datuk Ahmad Fauzi Zahari said some 4,000 condominiums and homes were currently being built in Section 10, Wangsa Maju, which would heighten residents’ traffic woes.
“I urge the Kuala Lumpur City Council (DBKL) to meet with the developers of these projects and expedite discussions on how to ease traffic flow in this area. The units are already 60 to 70% completed,” he revealed.
He said this during the launch of the 1Malaysia Community Information Programme yesterday at the low-cost flats in Section 10, Wangsa Maju.
The programme, organised by the Department of Information, serves as a platform for the delivery of government information at the grassroots level.
“This is a medium to spread information and break down complex issues for easier understanding,” Ahmad Fauzi said, citing examples of issues like the Trans-Pacific Peace Agreement and the recent budget recalibration which may not be comprehensively understood by the masses.
Government agencies namely the Elections Commission, the Film Censorship Control and Enforcement Division and the National Population and Family Development Board had set up booths to interact with residents.
The area’s 1Malaysia Community chief Abidin Supardi said the programme would help residents collaborate with these agencies and DBKL to overcome vehicle theft cases, maintenance issues and rodent infestation problems in the neighbourhood.
Meanwhile, Wangsa Maju police station chief ASP F. Among said due to lack of manpower, the department performs smart deployment and only patrols certain hotspots in the area.
Thus, he stressed that residents need to be more alert of their surroundings in order to lower incidences of crime.