Illegal dumpsite and poor conditions near train station among woes at Bandar Sri Damansara

Bandar Sri Damansara residents say nothing has been done about the illegal dumpsite at Jalan Mahogani SD 1/2. — Photos: SYAMIMI ZAINAL/The Star

BANDAR Sri Damansara residents are upset that multiple complaints about an illegal dumpsite in the neighbourhood have fallen on deaf ears.

Kepong Community Service Centre head Yee Poh Ping said nothing has been done about the dumpsite in Jalan Mahogani SD 1/2, Petaling Jaya.

“There are no proper rubbish bins so, many people throw their waste at the illegal dumpsite.

“Open burning here worsens the situation, ” he said.

Sam Meng Cheong, 70, said the illegal dumpsite was affecting residents’ health and well-being.

“Piles of rubbish, including wood and plastic, can be found there and most of the culprits are people from nearby housing areas, ” he said.

Apart from the illegal dumpsite, bushes and trees are not being trimmed, thereby posing a danger to motorists and commuters who walk to the nearby Kepong Sentral Komuter station.

Overgrown shrubs and abandoned cars have made the road to the Kepong Sentral Komuter station narrower. Overgrown shrubs and abandoned cars have made the road to the Kepong Sentral Komuter station narrower.

Yee said the passage had become narrow due to the bushes and trees that were encroaching onto the road.

“The presence of several abandoned cars left by the roadside exacerbates the situation, ” he said.

He highlighted that there were two entrances to get to the train station from Taman Desa Jaya Kepong and Bandar Sri Damansara.

“Commuters on foot usually use the back entrance from Bandar Sri Damansara but this is dangerous at night and in the early morning as the streetlights have been out of order for a few months.

“The residents really hope the authorities will take action on these issues, ” said Yee.

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