By Jarod Lim
KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is investigating the cause of cracks which have appeared in several houses in Bandar Damai Perdana in Kuala Lumpur.
Residents allege that blasting activities at two project sites – a housing development in Alam Damai and the tunnel construction for the Langat 2 water treatment plant project in Taman Desa Cheras – are to be blamed.
Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan said the investigations would take about two weeks. “About 13 residents living near the projects complained to me about the cracks but we are not sure if it is because of the blasting.
Bandar Damai Perdana 2, Kuala Lumpur, Residents Association secretary Tina Khoo said more than 20 house owners complained about cracks and noise pollution. Retiree Danny Yap said the cracks in his house became apparent after the rock blasting activities nearby, started.
“The contractors are monitoring the situation but the noise is still very loud,” he said, adding that he would ask for compensation. Mardayee Veerasamy said she feared for her family’s safety. “There are cracks in the room and the kitchen too,” she said. Representatives of both projects were present but declined to comment.