No space to manoeuvre

Residents of Bukit Bandaraya are upset as the neighbourhood has become a 'free car park' for non-residents.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will meet with Bukit Bandaraya residents in Bangsar soon to discuss how to resolve the problems plaguing their neighbourhood, one of which is haphazard parking.

About 50 residents voiced their frustrations over unresolved problems including safety, health and enforcement during a meet-up session with DBKL Planning deputy director-general Datuk Mahadi Che Ngah last week.

Jalan Jejawi resident Amirul Sopiee, 37, said the crime rate in the area had risen significantly over the past few years and there were at least 30 break-ins last year but with no police action.

“Even my wife had three run-ins with snatch thieves just outside our home,” he said, adding that the conversion of homes into business centres was also another issue that should be seriously looked into.

Meanwhile, Jalan Pudina resident Ho Sai Keng, 72, lamented that the neighbourhood has become a free carpark for non-residents.

“Because Bukit Bandaraya is so close to places like Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC) and the Bangsar Baru commercial centre, people park their vehicles in the residential areas to avoid paying for parking," he said.

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