‘Risky, but they still cross it’
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.”