SOLUTION:Stalls will be shifted away from the playground and the number of stalls reduced
THE Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) has decided that the annual Ramadan bazaar at SS18 will remain at Jalan SS18/6 despite objections from residents there.
During a press conference held recently, Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh said the residents had voiced out their concern on hygiene issues, traffic congestion and parking problems during the bazaar as a result of the ongoing LRT (light rail transit) works carried out by Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (Prasarana) at Persiaran Jengka or Jalan Jengka, which is parallel to Jalan SS18/6.
"The Residents Committee of Zone 1 had requested for a relocation of the bazaar a few months ago," said Yeoh.
MPSJ director for licensing Ismail Salim said it would be too complicated to relocate the bazaar at this point of time.
Ismail said instead of relocating the bazaar to a new location, the stalls would be moved away from the playground to help ease traffic congestion in the area.
The number of stalls also has been decreased to 184 from the 200 last year, said Ismail.
"Fifteen traffic enforcement officers will also be deployed daily to ensure safe and smooth traffic throughout Ramadan and 10 council officers will be tasked to ensure hawkers abide by the rules and regulations of trading," said Ismail.
"To reduce dust pollution there, Prasarana will spray water on the road and construction areas each day before the 4pm bazaar starts," said Prasarana project head for the Kelana Jaya Line Extension, Faudzilah Razali.
To help ease the traffic congestion, Faudzilah said they will also ensure that the four lanes of Persiaran Jengka will be utilised well to manage traffic.
"The slow lane will be used as parking bays while the middle lane will be for traffic flow. The other two are closed for construction," explained Faudzilah.
Hawkers at the bazaar will start operating from 4pm to 7pm daily throughout the month of Ramadan.