Posted: 20 Feb 2011 05:57 PM PST
Less than perfect: Jalan Duta Kiara in Mont Kiara recently went through some roadwork but the bad patchwork has led to an uneven road.
Source: http://thestar.com.my/metro (Story and photos by FAZLEENA AZIZ and PRIYA MENON, 21/2/2011)
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said the two causes for the bad road conditions in the
Retiree Tan Lim Beng said the condition of roads were really bad, especially near his house in Cheras. "The roads have been in a bad condition for years and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is not pro-active in solving the issue," he said. He said on a previous occasion, it was only after he complained to a newspaper about a pothole that DBKL called him to get details of the location and repaired it. He said the various local councils ought to have a special team to monitor and check on the condition of roads in the city and get potholes patched up before the public complained. Fruit and drink seller Mohd Johari Abdullah, 27 feels the authorities needed to do a better job of maintaining the roads in the city. He said the bad condition of roads added to the problem of traffic congestion in
He said the local authority might also revise the charges imposed on errant contractors to ensure future jobs were well done. He added another long-term solution would be to have common trenching that allowed all companies to begin work at a special designated area. Fuad explained there were three types of contractors in charge of fixing potholes. The first are contractors hired through open tenders for long distances of 5km or more. Smaller companies are selected through a ballot system to repair potholes outside the city centre, while DBKL resurfaced roads that did not fall into either category.
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