Saturday April 14, 2007
NINE months after StarMetro highlighted the plight of
pedestrians, an overhead bridge is being built across the East-West
Express Link near Giant Taman Connaught in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.
First Year Mass Communications student Nick Lim who is also a
Student Council member of University College Sedaya International,
said he has received a lot of complaints from fellow students
regarding the lack of facilities, especially since the nearest
pedestrian bridge is some 500 metres away from the Cendekia
“Previously, students living in the apartments have to walk
through the storm tunnel to cross the busy highway,” he said.
Lim said he knew
how his friends felt especially when he had to cross the highway
using the tunnel whenever he visits course mates for project
All smiles: (From left) Students Shobna
Shree Krishnan, Lim, Andrew and Nivashini Kannason are happy
with the new bridge.
“It is dangerous especially after a heavy downpour,” he said. “We
have to slowly scale down the monsoon drain. Sometimes, water
overflowing from the sewerage treatment plant makes the tunnel
really stink. “There are also times we would get wet, especially at
the bottom half.”
Lim said that once the overhead bridge was completed, students
will be able to take the shuttle bus services from Bandar Tasik
Selatan Station and walk across the highway to get to campus.
Student Andrew Jeevan is also happy with the response given by
On June 7 last year, StarMetro highlighted the plight of
students and members of the public having to use a storm tunnel
beneath the East-West Express Link, near the Giant hypermarket in
Taman Connaught, Cheras, to cross the busy highway.
Metramac public relations manager Fazlyton Husein had denied that
it was her company’s responsibility to build the pedestrian bridge
across the highway.
It was later learnt that it was the responsibility of a nearby
developer to build the overhead bridge in 2002.
City Hall public relations officer Anwar Mohd Zain told
StarMetro that City Hall would build the bridge and bill the
developer once the project is completed.