Just across the road, a sump that should have been there is hardly visible as it is clogged with water, creating a large puddle.
“A new hypermarket is coming up and they have planted pine trees along the road without clearing the drain, and this has blocked the sump,” Balasivasubramaniam added.
Meanwhile, 77-year-old Lim Seng Yor, a chicken rice seller whose shop is located next to the tile factory, said that his business is affected when it rains. “People can’t park their cars, so they don’t come,” lamented Lim, who has been in business for 40 years. Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said that City Hall has been informed of the matter several times but no solution has been forthcoming. “My last complaint was filed on April 18. I will continue to work on the problem along with the Kg Kasipillay residents association,” he said. The association was only established in October to solve this long-standing problem, Lim added.
“There is a Carrefour coming up on Jalan Selvadurai. I can imagine what the traffic will be like if they do not solve this problem soon,” Lim said.