Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bandar Mahkota Cheras Link road (Update)

Angry residents remove barrier at access road (From The Star Online)
Tuesday April 22, 2008

JOY turned to despair and anger when Bandar Mahkota Cheras residents learnt that the toll-free access road to the Cheras-Kajang Highway would not be opened yesterday as earlier anticipated.

More than 700 angry residents who had gathered at the barricade under the flyover before the Cheras 11th mile toll plaza and at the junction to Bandar Tun Hussein Onn took matters into their own hands by forcefully removing the blockage.

With the use of heavy machinery, they removed the barrier placed by highway concessionaire Grand Saga Sdn Bhd in 2006 and defied an order from the Selangor state government to wait till Wednesday.

1 comment:

Ah said...

Let's look at this barricade issue as a simple means of access for BMC folks to & from Kl City Centre. In addition, let's look at tolled highways being the (faster) alternative to available non-tolled roads.

Based on the above, Grand Saga has no right to block premised on the fact that Grand Saga has taken over the the old Cheras-Kajang & good for BMC folks that their nearest access to the Grand Saga highway has no toll. However,
Grand Saga has the right to block if we view that BMC was developed premised on KL-Seremban as the main access route to KL City Centre.
The developer cannot be blameless in all of this, after all there are claims that they had claimed "only1.5 km to city centre" i.e. thru' Grand Saga highway.
From what I know, based on PLUS highway-linked townships, the developer would have to foot the bill of building an interchange onto the highway (of course together with toll booth). Even then I'm not sure whether can compare because PLUS highway is the 'closed system' type unlike Grand Saga highway.
Let's see what committee Bodowi would set-up to look into this matter because the best way is to point the finger at the federal govt that this is their jurisdiction to solve.