Jalan Segambut will be brightened up with more streetlights after residents complained of rising crime in the area.
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) Advisory Board member Datuk Wilson Lau Hoi Keong highlighted the problem of an increased crime rate in the Taman Segambut area, specifically around the four alleys surrounding Jalan Segambut Rendah.
“We have heard from residents that there have been snatch thefts and break-ins in the area. Residents have requested for streetlights to be installed in the alleys behind the shops along Jalan Segambut as a deterrent.
“DBKL has started work on it and the lights will be in place soon,” he said.
Resident Lum Choon Yew, 79, said cars had been stolen from the back alleys of the shops because the area lacked streetlights and was left in darkness.
On residents’ complaint about poor drainage in their neighbourhood, Lau urged DBKL’s Urban Transportation and Public Works Department to provide an overall upgrade to the drainage system.
The local authority had requested Alam Flora to clean up the Taman Segambut area.
SWCorp was also requested to provide close monitoring and maintain cleanliness of the area.
Lau said a schedule would be given, detailing specific jobs and tasks that SWCorp should adhere to.
“We hope SWCorp will be able to follow through to ensure the safety and satisfaction of residents and shopkeepers alike,” he said.
Lau and the various local government agencies visited the area along Jalan Segambut in front of Menara TKSS to observe some of the issues that plagued residents.
Present were representatives from Alam Flora and DBKL’s Urban Transportation and Public Works Department, Engineering Department, Health and Environment Department and Drainage and River Management Department.