KUALA LUMPUR: While normalcy is still weeks away, some semblance of calm and order returned to landslide-hit Bukit Antarabangsa yesterday.
The opening of a temporary access road allowed stranded residents to move in and out of areas behind ground zero as of late Monday night.
Yesterday, the authorities announced that a new permanent bridge would be erected by the end of the week to replace the current makeshift bridge set up by the army.
The temporary access road will also be widened to allow traffic flow in two directions.
At the same time, the Public Works Department (PWD) is conducting aerial reconnaissance of the surrounding area to identify a new route for a permanent road to be safely built.
"One possibility is to build the road through Taman TAR and Kelab Darul Ehsan," said Brigadier-General Datuk Azman Rosli, who is in charge of army operations at the disaster zone.
The road, if built there, would take four months to complete.
"We will start work on the bridge tomorrow and, hopefully, it will be ready by Friday, or Monday at the latest."
With the temporary access road opened up, the ugly behaviour of Malaysian drivers once again emerged.
Azman rebuked those who had been speeding down the road in their haste to make a quick exit.
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