Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Residents protest over access road to be built on TNB land

ABOUT 50 residents from Jalan SS1/26, 28, 30, 32, 34 and Jalan 21/27 in Petaling Jaya gathered to protest against the access road leading to the Paramount View Condominium.

They are concerned about the road that will be built on Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) reserve land which already has high-tension cables and is only 7.3m wide.

The residents claimed that the illegal entrance will cause more congestion to the existing narrow roads in the residential area.

The residents also pointed out that once people started to live in the condominium, traffic and parking congestion will be a daily problem.

According to the SS1/26 pro tem committee member Kok Yoon Lee, the TNB had obtained an injunction preventing the construction of the access road.

He said the developer of the condominium was going to fight the injunction.

“They are going to build it right under the pylons, which is not only unsafe but against the guidelines.

“We have also yet to see the approval for the road, which the developer claims to have obtained from the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ),” he said.

Kok also said the residents were never consulted over the access road.

StarMetro has been highlighting the issues over the 233-unit condominium, which has caused a stir over the placement of access roads leading to the project.

The 15-storey condominium project developed by the Sri Aman Development Sdn Bhd is located at the old squatter area of Taman Aman, near the Paramount Garden LRT station and is near the Section 22 and SS1 residential areas, as well as the Sri Aman Flats.

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