Visitors congestion in Kuala Lumpur, particularly within the metropolis centre, stays a long-standing concern, however the authorities says it’s dedicated to resolve the matter and is participating in discussions with stakeholders to hunt methods to handle the issue.
In accordance with minister in prime minister’s division (Federal Territories), Dr Zaliha Mustafa, options are being checked out by the police and the Kuala Lumpur metropolis corridor (DBKL). Moreover, a Cupboard committee on visitors congestion has additionally submitted a number of ideas relating to the difficulty, Bernama reviews.
With about 1.3 million to 1.5 million autos recorded getting into the town day by day, she mentioned the difficulty might be alleviated if extra individuals selected to journey through public transport.
“We discover that visitors congestion happens at peak durations from 6am and in the course of the rush hour residence, and we all know the sources of visitors congestion right here normally contain motorists who commute to work and for different enterprise, so I encourage the general public to make use of public transport to scale back visitors congestion,” she mentioned.
The extent of visitors woes motorists face in KL is measurable. Final 12 months, a TomTom Visitors Index report indicated that in 2022, KL drivers spent 159 hours on the highway throughout rush-hour visitors within the metropolis centre, 75 hours of which was as a result of congestion. It estimated drivers spent RM1,023 on gas (RM221 as a result of congestion) and emitted 833 kg of CO2 (180 kg as a result of congestion).
In Might 2022, DBKL mentioned it was conducting an in depth research on easy methods to cut back visitors congestion in KL. The council mentioned that focus could be paid to sure points together with visitors mild coordination and parking administration programs, which have disrupted visitors stream.
One resolution is to impose car congestion costs, however that’s nonetheless a great distance from changing into a actuality, because it has been said that congestion costs for KL will solely be thought-about after the MRT3’s completion in 2030, with the charge construction for autos getting into the town to solely be checked out when the general public transport community system was absolutely accomplished
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