Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I can't help it (part 2)...

.. but to say that the traffic for the past two days have been horrendous. I left office at 6pm today and reached home at 7.15pm. Normally, it takes me 15 minutes to reach home. The reason? The closure of Middle Ring Road 2 due to incompetent and corrupt management (read: government officials).

I was stuck in a jam for 2.5 hours in KL yesterday due to heavy downpour. After 51 years of Independance and 51 years of experience in city planning or technology, we fall back to 1957 the moment it rained.

Pop quiz.. the picture below shows you the flash flood which happens in KL, near Pertama Complex (or Sogo).

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the ultra modern city: Kuala Lumpur

3 comments:

Bahija said...

At least yours is temp until the MRR2 is fixed. Thesedays, I have to leave my house at 6:45 am to reach office at 8 am - about 2 km from my hse , I'll be on gear 1 or 2 liow, bumper to bumper for a long distance until I reach LDP. Sickening to me , I beh tahan to leave house so early, yet straight away stuck in jam .... WHY WHY WHY ? Plenty of developments, light industrial area is setup - BUT BUT BUT the simple thing - road access is never being thought of - is this new to the council or government ??? Everyone stuck to go to work, and to come home too. What a way to waste the valuable time.. I'm very geram yet if i do this daily - my wrinkle sure keluar - aiiiii, and I just feel so stupid for staying here, contributing my hard earned taxes to this society .............errrrr

ringgit said...

You see, we have been having traffic woes for the past 10 years.. maybe more. New roads are opened. New measures implemented. But, there was no improvements at all. 10 years later and we still have traffic woes! What's wrong in this picture?

Oh.. don't get me started on the LRT/Putra thingy... when other countries built a rail transit system, they are successful. When we built a rail transit, it became a white elephant. Reason? Poor planning and implementation.

The other day, while my car was at a standstill near Sime Darby in Jalan Sultan Ismail, I observed the many trains passing overhead. EVERY coach was quite empty. Here I was, stuck in a massive traffic and there it were, our 'proud' public transport, idling by, unused due to the fact that it was too expensive and that it's coverage area was so poor, no one cares to use it.

Great place to live in..

Bahija said...

Hi, on this flood topic - Feb 14 that day, my friend's wife took KTM. It stopped at Setia Jaya (near PJ Guiness Stout,along Federal Highway)-was told that the railroad was flooded, and train had to stop and couldn't proceed to Subang Jaya, Shah Alam, and Port Klang. Many many many people stranded at Setia Jaya and had to find their own way to go home - on a rainy nights .....aiii, there are many things need to be improved :(

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