Terengganu tightens enforcement at drawbridge

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019

Removing hazards: Stricter action will be taken on the drawbridge to deter rule breakers and improve safety for public users. — Bernama

KUALA TERENGGANU: Stricter action will be taken against those who fail to adhere to safety aspects and traffic rules along the route to Terengganu’s iconic drawbridge after it was officially opened to the public.

This includes enforcement against road users who park along restricted areas, said Mentri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar.

“We see many things that need to be improved, including a suitable place for the public to stop and take pictures and video recordings safely.“However, the habit of certain road users who park their vehicles on bicycle lanes although there are parking bays nearby will not be tolerated,” he said.

Road users have been found to purposely park their vehicles on bicycle lanes in Jalan Pantai Seberang Takir in Kuala Nerus and this was feared to damage the grass planted on the lanes.

Ahmad Samsuri said the improvements would be done during the closure of the drawbridge which started yesterday.

“The bridge will be launched officially as soon as possible,” he said.

The RM248mil bridge is the fourth bridge connecting Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Nerus after Jambatan Sultan Mahmud, Jambatan Pulau Rusa and Jambatan Pulau Sekati. — Bernama

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