Glad to smell roses after playground and drain upgrade in Taman Setapak

The damaged drain in Jalan Sampadi, Taman Setapak was rectified by DBKL last month.

TAMAN Setapak residents are happy that the playground along Jalan Sampadi and a nearby stinky drain have been upgraded by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

Resident Abdul Rashid VM Mohamed Eusoff said he made numerous complaints to DBKL previously but did not receive any response at that time.

“My house is located next to the playground and when rowdy motorcyclists enter the playground with their bikes at night, they disturb my sleep.

“The drain beside my house had also given way, disrupting water flow and as a result, foul stench would emit from the drain,” he said.

Wangsa Maju MP Datin Paduka Dr Tan Yee Kew’s special assistant Andre Lai visited the playground and inspected the collapsed drains in February with Abdul Rashid before highlighting the matter to DBKL.

“DBKL started rebuilding the drain last month, so that water could flow properly.

“DBKL’s Landscape Department also reinstalled new railings at the playground,” said Lai.

He had also urged DBKL to upgrade the playground and add facilities.

“Its railing and facilities were damaged by irresponsible users.

“Some motorcyclists took advantage of the damaged railings and entered the place with their bikes,” he added.

Lai said said the housing area was about 50 years old, but the playground’s facilities might be overlooked because of its obscure location at the Jalan Cengal Selatan-Jalan Sampadi junction.

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