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September 24th, 2009, 03:46 PM
Repair work to be done in three stages
2009/09/24 Noel Achariam
A total of 78 stalls will be closed during the first phase.
— Picture by Fariz Iswadi Ismail
KUALA LUMPUR: Petaling Street, one of the popular tourist spots in the city, will be closed in stages for refurbishment work from Oct 5.
The refurbishment work will see the replacement of the dilapidated roof.
The work will be carried out in three stages.
Phase one will involve the hoarding up of the entrance to Petaling Street, which is located in Jalan Sultan.
This will involve the temporary closure of 78 stalls along Jalan Petaling, before the Jalan Hang Lekir junction.
Phase two, which is expected to begin on Nov 9, will see the temporary closure of another 84 stalls all the way to the Jalan Hang Lekir junction.
Phase three, which is expected to begin on Nov 27, will see the closure of 67 stalls from Jalan Hang Lekir to Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock in front of Kota Raya Complex.
The affected traders are expected to resume operations after each phase has been completed.
Petaling Street Hawkers and Petty Traders Association vice-chairman Datuk Ang Say Tee was glad that the long-awaited refurbishment project will be starting soon.
"The traders are glad that City Hall is replacing the old roof. We hope that the contractor will complete the project fast, so that the traders can resume their daily operations," he said.
Ang said this at a press conference at the Petaling Street Hawkers and Petty Traders Association office, recently.
During his walkabout in the area in July, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin had said the roof would be replaced with another one made of sturdy polycarbonate material. He had also said that the exercise would cost around RM2 million.
Traders in Petaling Street, however, were annoyed when the work did not begin in August as expected.
The traders were worried that the broken pieces of the roof might fall on their stalls or customers.
Ang was reported as saying that there had been at least six incidents over the past one year where pieces of the roof had fallen near the stalls.
He had said that in one of the incidents, a woman had suffered minor injuries when a piece of the roof fell and hit her on the arm.
Bukit Bintang member of parliament Fong Kui Lun, meanwhile, applauded the move by City Hall to replace the roof.
"We hope that the project will be completed soon, as we have hundreds of tourists visiting the area," said Fong.
The roof at Petaling Street was put up in 2001.
September 24th, 2009, 08:10 PM
Petaling Street (Before Refurbishment)
September 29th, 2009, 07:11 AM
October 9th, 2009, 08:14 AM
Bumbung Jalan Petaling ditukar
Oleh Hanisah Selamat
KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) memperuntukkan hampir RM1 juta untuk projek penukaran bumbung pusat perniagaan tumpuan pelancong Jalan Petaling yang dijangka dapat disiapkan dalam tempoh dua bulan bermula 5 Oktober lalu.
Ketua Pengarah DBKL, Datuk Saleh Yusop, berkata kerja penambahbaikan itu memerlukan kerjasama orang ramai kerana persimpangan Jalan Petaling/Jalan Sultan dan Jalan Petaling/Jalan Cheng Lock perlu ditutup kepada trafik hingga 29 November ini.
Beliau berkata, kesesakan tidak dapat dielakkan sepanjang kerja penukaran, namun DBKL sentiasa memantau keadaan dan memaklumkan orang ramai mengenai keadaan trafik di kawasan terbabit menerusi paparan Sistem Maklumat Pengangkutan Bersepadu (Itis) di laluan masuk ke ibu negara.
“Kemudahan sedia ada termasuk kamera litar tertutup (CCTV) yang memantau perjalanan kenderaan keluar masuk Kuala Lumpur dan Itis digunakan sepenuhnya tetapi kerjasama pengguna amat diperlukan.
“Kita sentiasa memaparkan maklumat penutupan jalan berhampiran Jalan Petaling melalui Itis sama ada di laluan masuk pusat bandar raya mahu pun dalam ibu negara untuk mengelakkan pengguna terperangkap dalam kesesakan,” katanya mengulas mengenai penutupan Jalan Petaling yang boleh memburukkan lagi kesesakan.
Berkaitan kerja menukarkan bumbung itu yang memayungi lebih 800 gerai, katanya, penutupan itu perlu bagi tujuan keselamatan, malah kontraktor dilantik dipertanggungjawab memastikan kerja menanggalkan bumbung lama dilakukan dengan cermat.
Sementara itu, tinjauan Sentral mendapati kawasan sekeliling Jalan Petaling atau terkenal dengan jolokan Chinatown ditutup dengan penghadang menandakan kerja pembinaan sudah dimulakan dengan jalannya ditutup kepada trafik.
Difahamkan, kontraktor dijadualkan menjalankan kerja penambahbaikan itu secara berperingkat membabitkan kerja menanggalkan kepingan bumbung sedia ada yang mengambil masa kira-kira dua minggu sebelum memulakan peringkat seterusnya.
Syurga membeli-belah itu berubah wajah pada Mac 2003 apabila kerajaan menonjolkan imej serba baru untuk menarik pengunjung khususnya pelancong menerusi usaha menaik taraf keseluruhan kawasan dengan memasang bumbung.
Menerusi peruntukan kira-kira RM11.5 juta, kawasan terbabit dihiasi bumbung biru yang diperbuat daripada kepingan polikarbonat setinggi 12 meter yang bukan sekadar memberi nafas baru, malah mengelakkan terik matahari serta tempias hujan.
October 22nd, 2009, 08:56 AM
October 26th, 2009, 09:57 AM
New roof over Petaling Street
Monday October 26, 2009
Story and photos by LIM CHIA YING
Next in line: The old roofing (left) to be replaced with a new roof of
the same material in Phase Two.Work on the section started on Friday.
VISITORS to Petaling Street may notice there is a brand new stretch of blue roofing over one-third of the road that is a popular tourist spot.
It replaces the old roofing, said to have been more than five years old, some panels of which were falling off, hence posing a danger to traders and customers.
The completed stretch is the first phase of the upgrading work to be done. The second phase started last Friday.
Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun, who was at the site to see the completed work on Friday, said the roof replacement project, which was divided into three phases, cost over RM1mil.
It is being undertaken by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
“The reason the DBKL divided the work into three phases is to minimise interruption and not cause too much inconvenience to the traders as those operating in the affected sections have been asked to close their business during the upgrading,” Fong said.
“When the first phase was being carried out, the traders in that section could not operate. The work was completed within 18 days and they resumed business today (last Friday).
“Now, it’s the turn of the traders in the second section to close to facilitate the second phase.
“This contractor has been ahead of schedule and we expect the second phase to be completed by Nov 9, after which the third phase will start.”
It is learnt that the roof is of the same polycarbonate material as the old roof, but Fong said this time around, it had stronger aluminium beams and lining.
“Lighting has been added and there are also roof gutters to channel rain water away,” he said.
Kuala Lumpur Hawkers and Petty Traders Association vice-chairman Datuk Ang Say Tee said what was important was the safety of traders and customers as some of the loose polycarbonate panels of the old roof had fallen and hit people in the process.
“We thank the DBKL for the allocation and attention in this matter.
“However, it is regrettable the contract specifications do not include repainting of the supporting columns/pillars, which are already rusty with the paint slowly peeling off.
“I urge the DBKL to also consider this soon so that the pillars will complement the new roof.”
During the site visit, the heat could be felt but Fong said it was probably due to the roof’s light blue colour instead of a darker hue, which might result in a more sombre atmosphere.
Ang said he was happy that the traders had given their cooperation during the upgrading.
A bag trader, who wished to be known only as Steven and has been operating there for over 10 years, said he had suffered losses when he had to close but conceded that the work had to be done sooner or later.
He said the roof was probably last changed in 2002, adding that it was too early to tell if the new roof was satisfactory.
Another trader, selling watches, who declined to be named, however said it had only been a few years since the roof was changed and questioned its quality.
“When it rained (the previous day), it had caused a little flooding that affected our stall.
“Now that it is the rainy season, we may even have to close early,” he said, adding that the DBKL should do some checks,” he said.
Petaling Street has 773 licensed traders and, according to Fong, there should not be anymore foreign workers manning the stalls following the June 1 ultimatum by the DBKL that traders who employed foreign helpers would have their licences revoked.
He said that although some workers looked like foreigners, they were really locals from Sabah, and that the DBKL enforcement team made daily rounds to ensure the stalls observed the ruling.
October 28th, 2009, 04:02 PM
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December 14th, 2009, 06:34 AM
January 24th, 2010, 07:08 PM
January 26th, 2010, 12:01 PM
^^ that's it? seriously, that's it? please don't call it 'refurbishment' if it is only about changing a new polycarb...
jangan main wayang lah DBKL...
btw, the 2nd photo is in Masjid India. i rarely see any makcik2 in petaling street lah! :lol:
January 26th, 2010, 12:23 PM
nope...the 2nd pic is in Petaling Street....but the refurbishment works only cover the roof...everthing else the same....
January 26th, 2010, 01:47 PM
err...i said it is in Masjid India not bcoz of the makcik actually. but i'm so familiar with the roofing style...
i'm 100% sure.
February 4th, 2010, 04:46 PM