Cause of cracks in Bandar Damai Perdana houses to be probed

By Jarod Lim

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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.

“We will look into remedial works and the cost involved once the investigation is concluded.
“Although the residents are living at the border of Selangor, the projects involved are situated in Kuala Lumpur.
“As such, DBKL will look into it,” he said during a visit to both the project sites as well as Bandar Damai Perdana.

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.

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