Homeowners at Jalan BK 9/5 in Puchong have blamed the cracked walls in their houses to the construction of Alam Sutera LRT station.

The house owners are currently waiting for Prasarana Malaysia Bhd to build a sound barrier and rectify the damage.

Husin Idris, who owns one of the 40 affected houses, revealed that aside from the cracks, which can be found at his front porch and kitchen wall, they also suffered from water damage.

“It will cost at least RM20,000 to fix the cracks, which has led to water leaks on my ceiling,” he said.

“The cracks started appearing when piling work started for the LRT station, and over time they became bigger.”

According to Aminuddin Mohamed, president of Cahaya Sinar Senja Residents Association, the contractors did not consider the slope of the land they cut into during the construction of the Alam Sutera LRT station.

Their woes were aggravated by a nearby construction project, which saw heavy vehicles speeding around the residential area.

“Now, when it rains heavily, mud flows into the culvert at the bottom of the slope,” said Aminuddin.

“The culvert is not deep enough to contain the water so it floods here. And the speeding lorries are endangering pedestrians and children playing outdoors.”

Kinrara assemblyman Ng Sze Han visited the site on 9 October with representatives from Prasarana.

In a Facebook page, Ng said Prasarana has promised to rectify and clean the culvert in order to prevent flash floods.


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Gursharan Singh
Oct 20, 2017
The victims should also make a police report and send Notice of Intent to seek damages as another measure. This is in the event of not receiving any satisfactory response from the Contractors involved and Owners of the Project and Regulators responsible to approve and supervise the construction and the Technical Professionals responsible for the design and implementation processes.