Stalls a hin­drance to mo­torists

New Straits Times - - News -

HAwKerS op­er­at­ing along the nar­row roads in Ge­orge Town have irked mo­torists, who claim that the traders are the main cause of traf­fic con­ges­tion.

Many of these hawkers set up stalls ei­ther by the road­side or on pedes­trian walk­ways caus­ing dis­com­fort to mo­torists and road users.

“It is dan­ger­ous to both the mo­torists and hawkers. Look at Lorong Baru, which has been closed to traf­fic at night to al­low the pasar malam to op­er­ate there.

“As it is, the roads here are nar­row,” said A. Kan­dasamy.

“Although it is called night mar­ket, some of these traders set up stalls as early as 4pm.

“By right, they should set up their stalls only at 6pm.

“Of­fice work­ers of­ten find it dif­fi­cult to ma­noeu­vre their ve­hi­cles in that area.

An­other spot is Le­buh Chu­lia, where hawkers op­er­ate near Lorong Cheap­side.

Tourist An­drew Weir, 23, said the stalls on the pedes­trian walk­ways forced pedes­tri­ans to walk on the busy road.

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