Monday, June 2, 2008

Yeoh helps out with traffic lights, licences

The Star - Jun 2, 2008

THE traffic lights near the junctions of SS19 Subang Jaya and USJ 12 have been re-timed in an effort to alleviate congestion along Persiaran Tujuan.

Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh said she had suggested the re-timing during a meeting with the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) several weeks ago.

“The council has done so and the re-timing was based on time and peak hours' needs,” Yeoh said.

“Previously, the timer did not take into consideration the hours when there were fewer cars or peak hours.

Good news: Wong holding up his licence that took him about a year to obtain.

“The congestion also happened because both sets of traffic lights were not properly synchronised,” she added.

Yeoh felt that traffic had improved following the re-timing.

“However, it is still not the best solution and we are working on it,” she said.

Yeoh was also glad to see that two traders at the morning market at GoodYear Court 2 in USJ 6 had finally received their licences.

Lee Chee Hin had begun applying for his licence two years ago while Wong Hin Fei put in his application a year ago. They claim they were given the run-around and told to resubmit their applications each time they checked on the status.

During this period, Lee and Wong received several summonses from MPSJ for trading without a licence.

After the matter was brought to Yeoh's attention, she intervened and the council granted the traders their licences last month.

“I wish to stress that my role is not to get licences for traders. I highlighted this case because traders should not need to wait for such a long period after applying for the licence,” said Yeoh.

“Licences should be granted within a month. If their applications are not approved, the council should inform the applicants and not make them wait and re-apply for the licence.”

She added that she only helped the traders when the local government system had failed them.

At present, the morning market has nine traders and that is the limit the place can take.

“The market is already full so the council will not be taking in any more applications,” Yeoh said.

She added that morning markets were important as there were people who liked to shop for groceries there.

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