The short answer is NO, not when politicians rule us. Only a visionary can solve the traffic problem.
There so many ineffective, money wasting, gaji buta bodies and money-making-schemes & scams. We have organisations that don’t have any power at all to resolve the congestion issues.
The main problem is there are so many parties involved in the development, management and service providers especially transportation in KL and they never talk to each other thus there is no one to lead. Everyone wants to be the leader. It is like the military generals without a chief, the cabinet without a prime minister and a republic without a president, this will eventually lead to anarchy. God forbid.
We have ;
- Ministry for the Federal Territory
- DBKL (KL City Hall) especially the Town Planning department.
- Ministry of Transport
- Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD)
- Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB)
- Various LRT and Train companies the major one being the KVMRT
- Various Bus Companies
- Various Taxi Comapanies
- Ministry of Finance
- Urban Development Authourity (UDA)
- and a few others
Some institution and watchdog organisation;
- Malaysia Institute of Transport (MITRANS) at UiTM
- Klang Valley MRT Watchdog
- The Association for The Improvement of Mass Transit, Malaysia (TRANSIT)
- maybe more.
All of them are thinking of their own self-centred interests and never think beyond that. I don’t blame them because this is just a way of controlling the masses, divide and rule. They are all thinking of improving the transport system within KL.
My proposal and hopefully someone in power will consider these;
1. Accept that KL has not been planned at all and whatever development there has been is purely cosmetic. If KL is well planned, then I don’t even have any reason to write about it here.
- Look at the demolition that have been carried out. The race course for the Petronas Twin Towers, the Pudu Jail to be redeveloped commercially, the Sg. Besi Airforce Base to be another commercial hub other structures that have been demolished to make ways for roads.
- Then we have to construct elevated highways and underground routes for trains and road vehicles. We have to have traffic lights and diversions and congestions and so on.
To me, the above actions are proofs of our failures and not successes. Why?
- If the structures were well planned, then there is no need to demolish them. If the roads are good, then we don’t need complicated, expensive elevated highways, or bore tunnels,we can all travel smoothly without congestion at ground level. It is all bad planning or no planning at all.
2. Stop all development in KL from this moment on 4th August 2011. Why?
……cont’d Part 2