AMPANG, 17 JAN: Residents in Taman Seraya and Taman Bukit Teratai will no longer have to walk far to wait for buses when hut to wait for buses is to be built here at Jalan Bunga Melati 8.
The bus stop costing RM20,000 from the provisions of the Teratai Assemblywoman, Jenice Lee, is expected to be fully completed in a month.
According to Jenice, the bus stop would be on the only bus route heading to Kuala Lumpur although Taman Seraya has been around for the past 30 years.
“The current bus stop is only a bench made by a resident because he felt sorry seeing people, especially the elderly and pregnant women, having to walk far and even worse when it rains,” said Jenice.
Several residents when met by TV Selangor expressed relief with the latest developments.
A resident in Taman Bukit Teratai, Chin Loy Min, 65, while describing it as a positive development said that she has voiced this problem before to Members of Parliament and an assemblyman when BN was in power in Selangor.
However, her complaint, together with the locals, was tot given the appropriate attention.
Taman Seraya resident, Liew Chow Keng, 85, who is responsible to building the temporary ‘bus stop’ meanwhile said that the building of the bus stop has been long awaited by bus users here.
Meanwhile, in other developments, Jenice sought cooperation from hawkers at the roadside of Jalan Bunga Melati 8 to immediately move to the food court provided to make way for the road widening project from two lanes to three lanes.
Apart from that, building of the stalls on the 19 stall sites involved also have been found to cover up the drain and uses the parking lots of the premises nearby.
Traders involved began conducting unlicensed businesses on State Government-owned land for over 20 years.
However, after Pakatan Rakyat took over the administration of the State Government, hawkers involved were given business licences with the condition that they return the land to the State Government is asked to do so.
“We found out that these hawkers were renting their stall sites to foreigners from RM2,000 to RM2,500 per month, while they themselves were not imposed a rent by the State Government.
“Provisions from the Selangorku Grant of RM400,000 was also approved by the State Government,” said Jenice.
Jenice said that the hawkers there should receive business sites, whether at Pekan Ampang Food Court, Lembah Jaya Food Court or Taman Putra Food Court.