RAWANG: Traffic congestion at peak school hours at Taman Garing will be resolved within 3-4 years as plans are underway for an alternative solution to the problem.
Selangor state assemblyman for Rawang Chua Wei Keat said there should be no delays in ensuring smooth traffic flow at the schools vicinity heading to Taman Garing and other residential areas within the vicinity once the new plan is completed.
"We are aware there are huge volume of vehicles comprising school buses, vans, cars and motorcycles stop at the school area and this create congestion to those who are heading in and out of Taman Garing and other housing areas here.
"We are working out a solution to this problem and will be able to come out with a plan to solve this traffic issue in the next 3 to 4 years," he told Taman Sri Garing residents association (PPTSG) in a recent Hari Raya Aidilfitri gathering here.
While noting the fact that 3 to 4 years is rather a long timeline, Chua said the alternative plan need careful study, ranging from various government agencies as well as the residents and schools.
He said there were many complains on the traffic problems in front of the school but yet to find a solution to ease the congestion.
The affected housing areas are Taman Garing, Kuala Garing, Desa Kuala Garing, Taman Garing Jaya, Taman Sri Rawang, Taman Garing Permai and Taman Garing Utama.
PPTSG chairman Ravin Gill said apart from school buses and cars, there are also heavy vehicles passing through the school area to get to their respective factories.
He said there is lack of enforcement, especially from traffic police, and that monitoring of vehicles in and out of the residential area should be done constantly and regular checks must be carried out.
Ravin also suggested that the state council to either widen the existing road or construct an alternative route, especially for heavy vehicles passing through the school area.
Apart from the school traffic congestion issue, PPTSG has also raise numerous other issues affecting the residential areas such as potholes, poor drainage that has cause flooding, and security issues.
At the gathering, Taman Sri Garing residents also took the opportunity to interact with Chua, who contributed RM1,500 to PPTSG, on various issues in the constituency.