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Traffic jam in KL = RM10 billion losses each year

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A city with one million population cannot even have a common and unified LRT system. Do you believe these people with NEP mindset can solve this chronic problem?

Forget it!

Time to revamp KL transport system

By BAVANI M

THE Kuala Lumpur traffic gridlock is costing the city millions of ringgit each day and congestion costs are said to be causing the loss of 2% of Malaysia’s GDP (about RM10bil) every year. Obviously, something concrete must be done to resolve this perennial problem of the city.

So, it is no surprise that the new Federal Territories Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin has declared that the city public transport system needs a review and an overhaul of priorities.

Raja Nong Chik said this in reply to a text message from StarMetro which had asked him to comment on the city public transport system.

Raja Nong Chik had accompanied Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on an inspection tour of the city recently, when they were exposed to the daily woes of the commuters travelling from one place to another in the city.

More >>> http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2009/4/29/central/3788849&sec=central