Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Social problem Pasar Seni bus hub

The Star covered a story on "Homeless people and foul stench greet commuters daily at Pasar Seni bus hub"

Commuters making their way from the Pasar Seni LRT station to board buses at the terminal are subjected to the unbearable stench of urine as well as the sight of homeless people sleeping at the seating area meant for passengers.

A homeless man climbing up towards the Pasar Seni LRT station after collecting discarded clothes from the Klang river bank.

When the station opens every morning, security personnel have to ask them to move away from the stairs to avoid blocking the way of people entering and exiting the station.

Although the security personnel have asked them to move away from the area many times, the homeless keep coming back, even more so now that the bus hub has reopened after being closed for upgrading works last year.

Don’t mind the noise: A homeless man sleeping under an escalator at the Pasar Seni LRT station.

RapidKL spokesman Azhar Ghazali said although RapidKL regularly notified DBKL about the homeless, the problem remained unresolved.

“Several operations were carried out and the homeless sent to welfare homes but when one group is taken away, another group turns up,” he said.

“Maybe we need to work with the relevant parties to find a long-term solution to the problem,” he said.