Three new vital links for Puchong
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Story and photo by LIM CHIA YING
PUCHONG residents will be given a new year gift by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ). It will build three vital link roads in the bustling township at the end of the year to ensure smoother traffic flow and better inter-connectivity among the neighbourhoods there.
The first link connects Bandar Puteri Puchong to Puchong Hartamas, the second links Puchong Permai and Pangsapuri Puchong Permata, and the third links Pusat Bandar Puchong and Puchong Jaya Selatan.
According to Awtar Singh, the personal assistant to Sri Serdang assemblyman Datuk Satim Diman, the new links would act as alternatives in diffusing congestion at the usually busy routes, and provide residents with short cuts from one housing estate to another.
“At present, there is no link between Bandar Puteri Pu-chong and Puchong Hartamas, so residents are using the old Puchong road to travel between the two residential estates,” Awtar said.
One of three: This is where the first link will be built to connect Bandar Puteri Puchong to Puchong Hartamas via Laman Puteri and Persiaran Hartamas.
“The proposed link is a 500m road which would be constructed by the MPSJ at a cost of about RM500mil. The developer of Puchong Hartamas will foot half the bill of RM250mil. Flora Development will provide the other RM250mil since the road would go across the border of its land.
Work is scheduled to start in December, and will take six months to complete. Once ready, this four-lane link would connect Persiaran Hartamas at Puchong Hartamas and Laman Puteri at Bandar Puteri.
Another piece of good news, Awtar said, was that the drai-nage system and road widening works along the front portion of Jalan Bakawali, the main en-trance from the old Puchong road, would be completed by next month, and this would provide smoother and wider access for residents.
Work on the link between Puchong Permai and Pangsa-puri Puchong Permata is also scheduled to start in December.
Awtar said it was an important alternative road that would benefit residents of Puchong Prima, Puchong Intan, Puchong Permai, and Desa Millennium.
“There is a massive after-work jam every evening at the junction of Persiaran Puchong. It is not just people travelling from their homes to USJ, but also those going into the various housing estates and those travelling to Putrajaya. The proposed 1km link will be a good short cut to and from USJ,” Awtar said.
The construction cost for this second link would be borne by the MPSJ.
According to Awtar, the second link was been planned a long time ago but construction was frustrated by the problems of squatter relocation.
The third vital link to be built, meanwhile, will connect Persia-ran Wawasan at Pusat Bandar Puchong to Jalan Serindit at Puchong Jaya Selatan.
“There is no such route in the plan but the MPSJ has decided to build it. Works will also start in December and once completed, road users no longer need to use the LDP whenever they want to access Pusat Bandar Puchong from Puchong Jaya Sela-tan and vice-versa. This link will be a two-lane road meant only for light vehicles,” Awtar said.
Developer Jen Bina Sdn Bhd, meanwhile, will build the 2km link from Pangsapuri Puchong Permata to the LDP highway, so that residents can turn in straight to their homes just after the IOI Mall Puchong.
Construction works for this link, however, will only begin after the Chinese New Year next year.