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Tuesday October 1, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday October 1, 2013 MYT 10:07:18 AM
IN a year at least six marathons are organised on Sunday morning in Kuala Lumpur city where major roads are closed totally with disregard for other road users.
I am all for supporting charity events and marathons. However, can these events be held whereby major roads need not be closed for those precious two to three hours in the morning where people of different faiths have to go to their places of worship?
People also have to do their weekly marketing and buying of groceries, etc. Not all housing areas in the city have the luxury of LRT lines.
On Sunday, I saw a handicapped man trying to stop a taxi for a long time and no taxi wanted to take him, simply because all major roads were closed!
I had to wait more than two hours just to get the bus to Setapak where buses are the only form of transport for people living there.
I was 40 minutes late to my appointment!
This is the typical scenario whenever there is a marathon or some sporting event taking place.
Can the authorities have these events in an area where the morning traffic is not disrupted so that ordinary citizens can go about their weekend chores peacefully?
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Sport, Transport & Safety, marathons disrupt daily lives
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