MBSA removes abandoned vehicles

BY KATHLEEN MICHAEL

Residents are pleased with MBSA’s action of towing away abandoned vehicles in Taman Sri Muda.

Residents are pleased with MBSA’s action of towing away abandoned vehicles in Taman Sri Muda.

Taman Sri Muda residents’ complaints of abandoned vehicles parked “permanently” in residential and commercial areas have been heard.

StarMetro’s story on June 10 focused on the eyesore littering the streets of Klang Valley.

Following the report, which also highlighted the problem that plagued Taman Sri Muda residents for many months, Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) conducted two sweeps to clear Jalan Cermat 25/36, Jalan Tekun 24/43 and Jalan Mesra 26/66 of as many abandoned vehicles as they could.

In total, 10 vehicles were towed.

Taman Sri Muda Zone A Residents Association chairman T. Mogan said he sent many complaints to the area councillor on the matter over the years.

He said following public complaints, MBSA officers turned up to only post notices on the abandoned vehicles.

“I am glad the city council finally took action to clear away these abandoned vehicles from our neighbourhood,” he said.

Councillor Ruthira Surasan said there were more abandoned vehicles that needed to be towed, and asked the residents to be patient.

“The council depot in Section 17, Shah Alam, is full and MBSA will take further action when there is space,” she said.

She assured that once the new depot in Sungai Buloh was up and running, the problem of abandoned vehicles in the area was expected to lessen.

In the StarMetro story titled “A wreck of a problem,” Ruthira explained that the council had to make a police report regarding abandoned vehicles before taking further action.

“They can only place a notice and tow it after they receive authorisation from the police.”

MBSA Corporate Communication head Shahrin Ahmad said the council, through its Enforcement Department, would continue to monitor complaints of abandoned vehicles, especially in Taman Sri Muda.

“The enforcement officers will also send a list of abandoned vehicles to the police to conduct a review and determine the status of the vehicles,” he added.

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