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Monday May 27, 2013
By STUART MICHAELmetro@thestar.com.my
IT LOOKS li ke the tidal traffic flow along Jalan Rawang-Batu Arang in Rawang is here to stay.
The tidal system was introduced
in Febr uary 2010 and was
only supposed to be in place for
six mo nths to ease traffic congestion
in Rawang during peak hours.
The tidal flow — a 3km stretch
from the NKVE Rawang toll heading
to Bandar Country Homes —
was initiated by a councillor at
the Selayang Municipal Council
Gunarajah R. George.
The tidal flow begins from 6am
to 9am and from 4.30pm to 9pm
from Monday to Saturday.
Gunarajah said that it had been
three years but the traffic crawl
stil l continued.
“Construction of the Rawang
to ll flyover began on July 15,
2010, and it was to have been
completed within two years.
However, the project is still not
complete, adding to the traffic
“The tidal flow helps slightly in
easing traffic jams in the area.
“Besides this, the widening of
Jalan Rawang-Batu Arang from
Rawang to Bandar Tasik Puteri
has not begun as promised to the
“Many new townships and
housing projects are adding to
the congestion and Rawang is in
dire need of wider roads,” he
So far, the tidal tr affic flow system
has been well-received by
the 100,000 residents in the area.
Gunarajah said he appreciated
the Public Works Department
(JKR) workers who unfailingly
placed the cones every morning
and evening to facilitate the tidal
“If this was not done, I believe
the traffic would be at a standstill,”
He believes a perman ent solution
to the traffic congestion
would be to widen the existing
Jalan Rawang-Batu Arang.
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