Update: Apparently, there are no plans to widen Kelawai Road. What’s happening there is a lot of work on drainage improvement and the laying of common trenching for utilities.
Those who see any illegal tree-cutting should report to MPPP.
Meanwhile, the Council is still considering proposals for a one-way system.
Some folks have just sent out this email alert. MPPP should clarify.
Jalan Kelawei is of course the site of a few high-rise and high-density projects in the pipeline.
Watch out – are they cutting trees on Kelawei?
The huge beautiful ancient trees on Kelawei Road seem to be in danger. On 30 November heavy machines were digging the roots around one of them in front of the Gurney construction site. Of course this caused traffic congestion but it should cause much more: worries about what plans are afoot for that shady avenue! One of the last ones left in Penang.
Instead of saving it by turning Kelawei into a one-way street, city government might be planning to widen it! At most that would bring some temporary relief. There are rules about cutting down ancient trees. Are they being followed? Or are developers taking a shortcut and destroy before permission is granted?
Worried residents of Tanjong Bunga
Residents of Tanjong Bunga are also worried about a high-rise condo project that appears to be sprouting in the Lembah Permai area while Pykett residents are similarly concerned about what’s happening in their area.
Meanwhile, I hear Beach Street and nearby areas were congested this morning – parking chaos – as the Fort Cornwallis car park was taken over in preparation for some event.