Monday, September 7, 2009
4 September 09-Two-way traffic is now possible at Kampung Orang Asli in Broga
Two-way traffic is now possible at Kampung Orang Asli in Broga
By GEETHA KRISHNAN(The Star)
A 20-year minor traffic congestion problem on Jalan Kampung Orang Asli in Broga, Selangor, ended recently when the road was widened.
The road, leading to the Orang Asli Village near the border between Broga and Lenggeng in Negeri Sembilan, used to measure a mere 4m. Given the narrow width, only a single file of vehicles could access the road at any given time.
Kajang Municipal councillor S.Arutchelvan said the width was increased to 6m while 130m of the road was resurfaced by the local authority using RM20,000 from the council’s coffers.
“The increase in width now allows for two-way traffic. Besides serving the Kampung Orang Asli villagers, the road is also frequently used by Kampung Baru Tarun Broga villagers,” he told the media during a site inspection.
Work in progress: (From left) Lee, Dr Che Rosli, Arutchelvan and some villagers inspecting the drain upgrading works on the newly resurfaced Jalan Kampung Orang Asli Broga.
Hulu Langat MP Dr Che Rosli Che Mat said the drains along the 130m road stretch will be upgraded using an additional RM20,000 recently obtained from the Selangor government.
“The contractor appointed for the task will also build culverts to prevent damage to the drains and as a form of safety measure for vehicles turning into and coming out of the Jalan Kampung Orang Asli junction,” he said.
He added that the job would be completed in a few days.
On the Sungai Seringgit river-widening project to be carried out by the Hulu Langat Drainage and Irrigation Department, Che Rosli said the work would begin soon.
“We hope the floods in Kampung Baru Tarun Broga would finally be resolved with the widening and deepening works. If all goes well, we were assured the task would be completed before Hari Raya,” he added.
Meanwhile, Arutchelvan called on villagers in the area to maintain the cleanliness of their drains to prevent flash floods.
“This part of Broga is in a unique location as it shares a boundary with Negeri Sembilan. The council is doing its part and we hope villagers can assist us by carrying out regular gotong-royong activities,” he added.
Also present at the site visit were Kampung Barun Tarun Broga village head Chong Chow Lin and the state assembly coordinating committee member for Semenyih Lee Khai Meng.