Damansara Utama residents want sound barrier upgraded

Residents say the noise level along the LDP has been getting louder. — ART CHEN/The Star

DAMANSARA Utama residents in Petaling Jaya want the sound barrier placed between the neighbourhood and Damansara-Puchong HIghway (LDP) upgraded.

They claimed to have forwarded their request to highway concessionaire Lingkaran Trans Kota Holdings Bhd (Litrak) to upgrade the sound barrier.

About 70 houses in the neighbourhood are affected, with the nearest houses only 30m from the LDP.

Residents said the noise level had become more unbearable due to an increase in traffic over the years.

“Imagine having to put up with the constant din,” said Dr Vicky Ayadurai, 60.

“It disturbs the peace of this neighbourhood and can have an adverse impact on residents’ health,” she added.

“It affects our daily routine.

Damansara Utama Residents and Owners Association (Duroa) president Habeeb Rahman said the noise threshold had exceeded Environment Department guidelines.

“We want the sound barrier located along Jalan SS21/42 and SS21/44 upgraded.

“They should either raise the height of the sound barrier or use better materials,” he said.

Habeeb added that Duroa had written to Litrak in March this year on the matter.

Duroa vice-president Ian Wong said they were told the noise was from the passing MRT trains, not the LDP. — By JAROD LIM

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