Stop toll to ease traffic flow


  • Letters
  • Saturday, 20 Dec 2003

THE traffic condition in the Klang Valley is really bad and almost unbearable since the closure of the Bukit Lanjan stretch of the New Klang Valley Expressway after a rockslide. 

If this situation is going to be prolonged for another seven months, even the most patient motorist will eventually end up losing his cool. 

The setting up of temporary toll collection counters at the Damansara toll to prevent total traffic chaos is commendable. 

Without such measures, the traffic jam will be extremely long.  

These measures spread out the bottleneck into several mini bottlenecks, requiring extra manpower and costs. 

These mini bottlenecks still cause us motorists about 15 to 20 minutes to get out of the toll plaza. 

The better solution is to stop collecting toll, hence removing the bottleneck. 

The authorities should consider removing all toll collections which cause massive traffic jams until Bukit Lanjan is reopened to traffic.  

The authorities can work out some form of agreement with the toll operators to compensate their losses.  

If this works, the benefits to the country and the people can be immeasurable.  

 

S.H. FAM,  

Petaling Jaya. 

(via e-mail

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