STOP all new developments in Mont’ Kiara and Sri Hartamas (already proposed)

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[featured image is view from my office. Looks compact yeah]

My office is in Solaris Mont Kiara. The rental is pretty high if compared to many other areas. The price for a lunch even in the corner coffee shop will set me back RM11 or more. Mixed rice with an iced tea for example. The community is pretty mixed. I meet Korean and other nationals daily in lifts, when I have my lunch and even when I am leaving the office and paying my parking ticket inside the car park. One thing’s certain, it could get a little jammed during peak hours and even in the evenings going into and out of Mont Kiara. Maybe this is the reason why a moratorium has been proposed on new developments in Mont Kiara and Sri Hartamas.

Article in edgeprop.my here Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh said that a moratorium has been proposed on new developments in Mont’Kiara and Sri Hartamas and it has been sent to Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan. The Star reports that the moratorium was sent on March 25 based on complaints raised by residents regarding traffic congestion in the area, which had been exacerbated due to  unplanned development and an ineffective traffic dispersal system. Yeoh was quoted as saying, “I had an engagement session with residents last month and they are not happy with the traffic problem here.” Yeoh also said that DBKL has proposed an access road from the Malay reserve area and Sungai Penchala to the Kuala Lumpur Penchala Link, and also upgrading works in Persiaran Dutamas and NKVE junction to solve the traffic issue. Yeoh added, “Until the traffic improves, there should not be any new development in this area.” Article in edgeprop.my here

Actually, during non peak hours, the roads within Solaris Mont Kiara is pretty clear of traffic congestion. Cars which are parked illegally will be clamped pretty fast. Enforcement is great! This moratorium will also be for new developments, so I think any projects which has been approved are NOT affected? Well, we could only wait for more developments, especially from the developers if they are affected by this proposed moratorium. I wonder if this is successful, what will happen to future moratorium proposals. Within my head, I think there are a few other areas which may also have the potential for such a proposal too. Happy following and will report as soon as there are new developments.

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Article written and edited by Charles. News article summarised by Dina Batrisyia.

written on 13 April 2019

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