Pending rep: Uncut grass along federal roads pose risk to motorists

Overgrown grass seen besides one of the federal roads.

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KUCHING, Oct 26: Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong wants the Senior Works Ministry to take immediate action to solve the stoppage of grass cutting services along the federal roads to avoid having ‘jungle-like’ roads.

She said grass has not been cut since October along these roads and in Sarawak alone, the affected road covers 730km.

“The stoppage of grass cutting services started since the beginning of October and thereby resulted in many public complaints particularly the concern over the uncut grass being an eye-sore.

“(It also) will obstruct the visibility of road users thereby causing mishaps,” she said in a statement today.

She pointed out that grass is overgrown along Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Kalong Ningkan, Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli Road, Jalan Bandar Mustapha, Jalan Batu Kawah and Jalan Kuching Serian Road which are roads classified as federal roads within the Kuching area.

“One could imagine, what could happen if the grass were not cut for the next three months?

“Our federal roads will definitely turn into jungle-like roads,” she asserted.

Furthermore, Yong said she was made to understand that the grass has not been cut because the current government is trying to do some saving.

She found this move to be unwise  as public safety must not be compromised. -DayakDaily