Thursday, March 11, 2010

Concern over cross junction with no traffic lights

Busy: The cross junction near Taman Sri Segambut in Kuala Lumpur.

Source: (By JAYAGANDI JAYARAJ, 4/3/2010)

A CROSS junction located opposite the Al-Qurtubi mosque near Taman Sri Segambut, Kuala Lumpur, is a cause for concern among people in the area, especially those from the nearby SRJK (T) Segambut. The junction, which has no traffic lights, is a busy place during peak hours in the mornings and evenings with criss-crossing traffic. Many accidents have taken place in the area. The junction connects motorists from Segambut to various areas such as Kepong, Sg. Buloh and housing areas in Segambut. K. Muniandy, 64, a member of the SRJK (T) Segambut’s board of trustees, said traffic was at its worst in the early morning when the streetlights were switched off at 6.30am. “The area is still dark and at the same time, motorists are criss-crossing to get to their various destinations.

“Our concern is the safety of schoolchildren who use this road to go to their school on Jalan Sri Segambut. We hope the authorities will install traffic lights here. Prevention is better than cure because we feel this junction is deadly” he said during a press conference organised by Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng yesterday. Lim said the main road at the junction also had no name, adding that he had asked the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to give the road a name and eventually install traffic lights to ease and control traffic in the area.

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