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Monday November 4, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday November 4, 2013 MYT 11:23:36 AM
by stuart michael
Congested: Traffic is practically at a standstill along Jalan Welman in Rawang town, especially during festivities.
THE main road of Jalan Welman, which is the heart of Rawang town, is congested with vehicles parked along the road shoulders and causing a menace to other road users.
The condition gets much worse during festive periods when tents are set up for traders on one lane, forcing traffic into the remaining lane and resulting in chaos.
For about a week before Deepavali, residents and motorists had to endure the traffic jam stretching over one kilometre from the main road of Kampung Lee Kim Sai to the end of Jalan Welman.
Sometimes it takes about half-an-hour to cover that distance, so many motorists will choose to make an illegal and dangerous U-turn under the Rawang bypass flyover.
Resident V. Sundram said residents living in the nearby village had to endure this traffic jam each time there was a festival.
“Traffic is worse with vehicles double parking and even triple-parked, occupying almost half of the one-way street.
“Some park their cars on the road and go shopping while lorries will load and unload on this main road. At times, motorists just stop their cars by the side to talk on their cellphones.
“Many shops have placed canopies outside their premises up to the main road and this is contributing to the problem,’’ said Sundram.
“The situation has gone out of control and no authorites have paid any attention to it,” he said, adding that Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) enforcement officers were nowhere to be seen during this period.
Sundram said some Rela members did try to help ease the traffic situation.
He pointed out that if there was an emergency, the firetruck or ambulance and police cars would not be able to come through this road.
“I hope MPS will take action immediately,” he added.
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