Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (or famously known as Jalan TAR) is one of the most exciting and lively streets in Kuala Lumpur.
The hustle and bustle of the city combined with the number of exuberant pop-up stalls and shops teeming with locals and tourists on the street can all add up to one thing that everyone despises the most – traffic congestion.
Traffic on Jalan TAR is a nightmare for us Malaysians especially after 5pm on a working day and it seems that the government may have come up with a solution to lessen the road congestion - a drastic one, we would say.
Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan has announced that a 1km stretch along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman will be closed off to all vehicles and will be accessible to only pedestrians and buses
The new ruling will come into full effect on 15 March 2019
Prior to the decision, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall has conducted a survey which saw 57 per cent of the respondents agreeing to the new traffic plan.
“We also met with owners of premises along the stretch last week, informing them of the plan,” Nor Hisham told The Star
The new traffic ruling may also be good news for Ramadan Bazaar operators.
According to Federal Territories Minister, Khalid Abdul Samad, “if the conversion went well, the Ramadan Bazaar along Jalan Masjid India, that would be relocated this year, may be allowed to operate from Jalan TAR.”
What do you think of the new rule guys? Well, to be honest we feel that this is a really good move and will attract more people to come to Jalan TAR.