Further extension for Camerons one-way traffic system
BRINCHANG: The one-way traffic system in Cameron Highlands will be extended again until the middle of next month.
Cameron Highlands District Council (MDCH) president Datuk Zainal Abidin Md Amin said the extension, which began on May 18, was to allow for studies to be conducted by the council, police and Public Works Department (PWD).
He expected the findings to be tabled in two months’ time and they would then decide if the system should be made permanent, or otherwise.
Zainal Abidin said the viability of the traffic system had been over-exaggerated by certain “noisy” parties.
“Based on our study, more than half of the population in Brinchang are supportive of the new traffic flow.
“We have gathered feedback from tourists and they had expressed support for the traffic system because it resulted in swift traffic flow,” he told the New Straits Times.
He said the findings would be conveyed to the public through MDCH’s People’s Representative Council or MPP (Majlis Perwakilan Penduduk).
Zainal Abidin was responding to an NST report that local residents were demanding an explanation on the status of the muchdisliked one-way traffic system.
Regional Environment Awareness Cameron Highlands (REACH) president Ramakrishnan Ramasamy said the system, which was being tried out, was supposed to end last Wednesday.
He said it was high time the system was scrapped as it had not helped improve traffic flow as intended.
“The local authorities should produce the statistics to back up their claim that locals and tourists are supportive of the