Motorists want traffic flow at commercial centre in Cheras to be improved


Checking the traffic situation at one of the junctions in Cheras Traders Square are (from right) So, Koh, Ravi and MPKj officers.

THE newly introduced one-way traffic flow in Cheras Traders Square in Hulu Langat to deal with congestion will be improved further.

Established in 2018, the commercial centre with 198 units was originally planned for two-way traffic on all roads.

However, following complaints on traffic congestion and arguments between motorists over parking issues in the area, Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) decided to convert the traffic flow into a one-way.

MPKj councillor So Lian Kiong said the conversion from two-way into one-way flow was done in mid-February.

“We were supposed to assess the situation after a month but the movement control order started and businesses were closed.

“Many of the businesses are now open and traffic is getting heavier, so we decided to check the situation,” he said during a site visit to evaluate the effectiveness of the changes.

With him were SCP Property (Cheras Traders Square developer) project manager Koh Hun Siong, A. Ravi Shankar from Perunding Trafik Klasik Sdn Bhd (MPKj’s panel consultant) and MPKj officers.

Besides observing the traffic flow at every junction, So said they gathered feedback from business operators.

“Many motorists are still confused, so there needs to be more ‘No Entry’ signage to inform motorists about the new traffic flow.

Some business operators suggested that certain roads should be retained as two-way and to change the direction of the traffic flow.

“The traffic consultant will have to study the area as a whole and decide. We also plan to include the nearby Jalan J-Avenue in our study to improve overall traffic flow in the area.

“I will also suggest to MPKj to consider making it compulsory that any future proposals for commercial centre must implement a one-way traffic flow at the design stage.

“It is costly and troublesome to make changes in the traffic flow in the later stages.

“For Cheras Traders Square, SCP Group had spent RM70,000 so far to make the changes in the traffic flow but there are still problems that need to be addressed,”

he said.

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