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Published: Wednesday January 8, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday January 8, 2014 MYT 10:18:57 AM

Lack of lights and clogged drains leave Dengkil residents concerned

AN UNLIT road tunnel in Dengkil, Sepang not only floods but has also become a favourite haunt of criminals who rob motorists.

Residents are complaining about the lack of lights and poor maintenance of drains at the tunnel in Jalan Air Hitam.

They said the lights had not been repaired or replaced for two years.

Lee Kian Ping from Kampung Air Hitam claimed that criminals would throw stones at passing motorists, forcing them to stop and then rob them.

“I see them there at night and have heard of many cases of motorcyclists being mugged when they enter the tunnel.

Tiw Soong Bing, 40, looking at the drain along Jalan Banting near the Dengkil town Post office that is now filled with undergrowth and residents wanted safety railings to be installed along this stretch to avoid frequent accidents.
Tiw looking at the drain along Jalan Banting, near the post office in Dengkil town, that is now filled with undergrowth.

“To make matters worse, sometimes the tunnel has stagnant water from heavy rain,’’ said the 30-year-old.

Resident Tiw Soong Bing, 40, said he had lodged a complaint with the Public Works Department (JKR) three times but no action had been taken.

He also said a 200m stretch of drain along Jalan Banting near the post office was filled with undergrowth.

He added that the drains along Jalan Kajang-Dengkil were also clogged with sand, resulting in floods during heavy rain.

Restoran Kaw Kee owner Ho Ah Moi, 72, said she had previously paid two workers RM90 each to clean the clogged drain.

“The drain should have concrete covers to prevent sand from washing in and workers must clean the drain at least once in two months,’’ she said.

JKR corporate communication division head Mansor Ibrahim said it would look into the complaints.

Tags / Keywords: Government, Central Region, Community, Transport Safety, Unlit tunnel and unmaintained roads among the concern of Dengkil folks


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