Traffic Plan Questioned

THREE Pakatan Rakyat MP’s of Kuala Lumpur are questioning some of the discrepancies in the RM110mil traffic dispersal plan proposed for Brickfields.

Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, Bukit Bintang MP Fung Kui Lun and Seputeh MP Teresa Kok have been asked by some residents to help address certain issues up in Parliament regarding the traffic dispersal plan. The MP’s help were sought because their constituencies border areas that will be affected by the proposed plan.

“The plan is only serving the needs of MRCB which is KL Sentral. Where are the traffic assessment reports and analysis done for the project?’’ asked Nurul Izzah.“It would be pointless for us to put in our objections without having any data on the traffic volume,’’ she said.

Nurul Izzah is also questioning why MRCB was awarded the contract for the project instead of it being put through an open tender.

“RM110mil is a lot of money and it is the taxpayers’ money. There is no point in spending so much money for a system that does not work,’’ added Fung.

The MPs also asked why they were not consulted by the DBKL and that they only found out about the project from residents. “We will bring this matter up in Parliament,’’ Nurul Izzah said.

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