Residents are complaining about the lack of lights in the tunnel, which makes it easy for criminals to strike.
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.
“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.