Lim Lip Eng

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Lim Lip Eng

Shoddy work by contractors causing noise pollution

Posted: 27 Oct 2010 06:21 PM PDT

Cement gave way several days exposing the metal pipes after the shoddy work

Lim and Tan inspecting the remnants of tar left behind by the contractors after digging up the roads and laying metal pipes.

Source: (Story by PRIYA MENON, photo by Lim Lip Eng 28/10/2010)
SLEEP has been evading residents of Jalan 17/42 and Jalan 18/42 in Taman Kok Doh, Segambut due to the noise created by metal pipes on the street. The pipes are exposed after the cement layer over it gave way several days after the shoddy work was done by contractors.

According to Tan Yee Hwa, 56, the contractors dug up the roads looking for Telekom Malaysia cables and covered the pipes with cement but left a hole in the road. "They did not bury the pipes deep enough and left a hole where they had dug. They also left the tar they dug up by the road," he said. The noise caused by the pipe began several days ago and is especially jarring during the night when it is quiet. Every time a car hits the metal pipes, residents brace themselves against the noise. "The children can hardly sleep from the noise. It is noisier in the night since there are no activities in the area except for vehicles moving in and out of the housing estate," said Tan, whose coffee shop is located next to the road. In order to avoid an accident, Tan, a resident of 44 years in the area, has been covering up the gaping hole using the tar left behind.

Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng lodged a complaint with Telekom Malaysia two days ago after being informed of the issue. "I believe it is not Telekom but their contractors who have done such a bad patch-up job. I will follow up with them regarding this matter. He urged the relevant parties to carry out repair work soon to prevent unscrupulous people stealing the exposed metal pipes. "I urge the government bodies to monitor their contractors and ensure they carry out a proper job. "If the contractors fail to do so, they should be fined," he added.

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