Fur­ther ex­ten­sion for Camerons one-way traf­fic sys­tem

New Straits Times - - News -

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

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