DBKL to widen road leading to Jinjang Utara Clinic to ensure public safety

On April 12, 2012, in Community Highlights

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will be widening the narrow road leading to the Jinjang Utara Clinic in Jinjang to ensure the safety of patients and motorists.

MCA 1Malaysia Task Force team leader Tan Kok Eng said that there had been an increasing number of accidents on Jalan Jinjang Setia 3 due to a high number of patients visiting the clinic every day.

“It is also difficult for ambulances to make its way through the narrow and often congested road, especially during peak hours,” he said.

He said this during a site visit with DBKL Advisory Board member Banie Chin, who is also a team leader for MCA 1Malaysia Task Force, Jinjang Utara Tambahan RA vice-chairman Liew Ah Tuck and Jinjang Utara Kawasan A RA/RT chairman T. Paragasam as well as representatives from DBKL Public Engineering and Drainage Department and the Kepong branch office.

No more space: Parking at the Jinjang Utara Government Clinic is a big problem.

Chin said DBKL would be upgrading the road as they were concerned about the safety of patients and motorists.

“The road will be widened by 1m. We will also build a 100m-long pedestrian walkway along the road in addition to covering the 1m-deep drain there with concrete, for the safety of students who need to walk to the nearby SMK Jinjang Utara,” he said.

“We do not know how much to allocate for this project yet but there is no acquisition required,” he added.

The targeted completion date is early June as the team needs about a month to obtain the necessary approvals.

It is learnt that the clinic receives 900 patients daily. Parking is therefore a serious problem.

“The patients and residents here face a number of problems, including street lighting which we just solved last month.

“There’s no plan yet to rectify the parking problem here but we will follow up on this in the near future,” he added.

Chin also sought motorists’ cooperation during the construction period to avoid worsening the traffic condition.

Paragasam had asked for the installation of CCTVs as several elderly patients had been robbed by some men who approached them on the pretext of offering a ride.

-The Star-

 

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