‘Risky, but they still cross it’

New Straits Times - - News -

SHAH ALAM: It is dan­ger­ous and risky, but vil­lagers living along the KTM Komuter track here, es­pe­cially those from Kam­pung Sun­gai Rasau and Kam­pung Padang Jawa, con­tinue to cross the track.

A check at the site, where two brothers were hit and killed by a Komuter train, showed gaps in the fences along the track near the two vil­lages.

The fences were also not fully erected in some ar­eas.

A gate near the Padang Jawa KTM sta­tion was found open, al­low­ing vil­lagers to cross the train track.

Kam­pung Sun­gai Rawa vil­lager Khairul Izwan Ab­dul Rahim, 36, said those who crossed the track were work­ers from the in­dus­trial area across the road.

“Of­fi­cers used to pa­trol the area and fined those who crossed the track. But, they have not been seen in past years.

“It seems that they have dis­con­tin­ued the prac­tice, which is shame, as I be­lieve the RM10 fine dis­cour­aged them (the work­ers) from cross­ing the track.”

Syau­fiq Yus­ran, 22, said the au­thor­i­ties should com­plete the con­struc­tion of fences.

“Fenc­ing the area is the most ef­fec­tive way to pre­vent peo­ple from cross­ing the train track.”

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