Taman Yarl resident worries trees may fall on his house

The trees on vacant land in Jalan Awan Dandan are starting to lean towards a house.

A RESIDENT has raised concerns over several large trees growing wild on a vacant land next to his house in Jalan Awan Dandan, Taman Yarl, Kuala Lumpur.

Ranajit Singh Mehroke, 43, said one of the trees fell and damaged his fence last month.

He fears another may follow suit.

“Only the fence was damaged before. But I cannot stop thinking about the risk of the other trees falling on my house,” said Ranajit, who lives with his mother.

He said the trees, which were about 18m tall, had started to lean in the direction of his house, making him worried for his mother’s safety, especially on rainy days.

He had lodged several complaints with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) about the issue.

“DBKL sent some of its personnel to check the land last year, but no further action has been taken,” he said.

A map sighted by StarMetro shows that the vacant land is divided into two plots – Lot 100161 and Lot 100162.

According to Ranajit, the lots were privately owned by different people.

“Most of the trees are located on Lot 100162 and I am unable to identify the owner,” he added.

Ranajit urged DBKL to take action as the trees were posing a danger to the neighbourhood.

“DBKL is responsible for residents’ safety, whether the land is public or private,” said Ranajit.

DBKL had yet to respond to queries at press time.

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