Litrak and MRT Corp respond to TTDI residents’ complaints of noise pollution
COMPLAINTS of noise pollution by residents of Pinggir Zaaba in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, said to be caused by an ongoing rail project, will be addressed by the highway concessionaire and asset owner.
Those living near the LDP and MRT tracks said the noise was akin to a vacuum cleaner though a barrier wall separates the highway from the houses, the noise still reaches their homes. Residents are also worried that the value of their properties will depreciate.
Lingkaran Trans Kota (Litrak), the concessionaire of Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP), said in a statement that it would hold a joint meeting with Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp), the asset owner of the MRT Kajang Line, and the Department of Environment (DOE) to discuss matters raised by the residents.
Litrak communications head Shah Rizal Mohamed Fawzi assured that their concerns over the noise level would be addressed.
“The site inspection revealed that the trains of the MRT Kajang Line running along the elevated track at the location complied with the permitted noise levels set by the authorities,” it said.
The team, however, noticed that the ambient noise at the said location was at a much higher level.
“Notwithstanding the above findings, we will continue to work closely with the operator to ensure the trains and tracks of the line are well-maintained,” it said, adding that it would extend its full cooperation to find a solution.
The reference is taken from The Star News, dated on Saturday, 05 Mar 2022.
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