Build toll roads, but not at expense of existing routes

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Build toll roads, but not at expense of existing routes

Postby admin » Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:39 pm

I totally agree that if we want facilities, we must pay for them.

But in the case of highways, what happened to the alternative roads?

Before the Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP) was built, there was this public, albeit a little bumpy, road to Petaling Jaya, called Jalan Penchala.

I live in Kepong, the not so-affluent area, and I had been using Jalan Penchala to Petaling Jaya to work since the 1980s.

Yes, I had to endure traffic jams during thunderstorms (but how often does a thunderstorm happen?).

But it was free and no one complained.

When a highway is built, it should not be at the expense of existing public roads.

Do not take away existing roads, replace them with the highway and force motorists to use it.

Motorists should be allowed to use alternative roads if they do not want to pay toll.

And is the LDP improving traffic? Definitely not.

It takes minutes just to get through a tollgate during peak hours. And after that get caught in the jam again.

Paying to get stuck in the traffic is frustrating.

Kuala Lumpur.

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