RESIDENTS in the areas under Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) such as Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh, Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh, Paya Jaras, Bukit Rahman Putra and Merbuk Sempah would be grateful if the council could provide bus service (free or otherwise) – just like in Petaling Jaya – for residents to travel to the Sungai Buloh Hospital, the railway station, the government departments in Sungai Buloh and other important public venues.
The lower-income group of residents are very much at a loss over how to go to these places without incurring high travelling costs as taxi fares are exorbitant.
There is no bus service to these venues and the residents are perplexed as to why the authorities have not been able to fix this problem about public transport.
It is hoped that MBSA, like Petaling Jaya City Council, will initiate a bus service for ratepayers under its jurisdiction, to help ease the hardship especially of the poor and long-suffering people of Sungai Buloh.
It is really a shock that medicines and services are almost free at the Sungai Buloh Hospital but the cost of travelling to the hospital just a couple of kilometres away amounts to between RM10 and RM20 one way; the poor cannot afford these charges.