Ruined Roads Ruins Vehicles
Damage after damage are occurring in Selangor. No, we are not talking about the political conflict of the state government. We are touching the roads today. Rakyat can’t bare the pressure anymore. So many potholes, uneven roads, uneven speed brakers and more.
Mercifully, vehicles today are robustly built and can generally handle inferior road surfaces well, providing, of course, that drivers recognize the need for speed reductions and some avoiding action in those areas where severe surface degradation is evident. Unfortunately, it is inevitable that circumstances will arise whereby, for example, a large and deep pothole cannot be avoided without becoming a danger to other road users through avoiding action or sudden dangerous braking.
On these occasions, the suspension of vehicles can be severely tested, often to the point whereby damage occurs. Exhausts can become damaged, wheel rims can distort and tires can also fail. Why must rakyat Selangor go through this lost and damges? Coming back to our ex Mentri Besar Khalid Ibrahim, saved millions of money, but failed to deliver it to the right channel. Condemned roads become more condemned. We are aware that Khalid carried out ‘Road Patching Ops’ (Ops Tampal Jalan) on all roads in the whole of Selangor, including federal roads. He also claimed that from 1 January 2013 till 15 January 2013, over 56,624 square metres of damaged roads have been repaired throughout the state. So, why are public still complaining?
We ran an interview around Shah Alam and particularly pick up Sri Muda. Sivakumar, teacher, said “roads around this area is the worst. We have experienced two different managements. During the Barisan Nasional ruling, we know that the government was going under debts, but the roads were okay.”
“Our ex mentri besar always say in Selangor we are rich, we have a lot of money, then why are the roads not maintained? Are we taken for granted? We voted for PR to see an improvement. We gave them a chance and once again the following term, yet they have failed,” said Manogaran, Financial Consutant.
“Past is past, let see if our New MB can deliver what he said, hope he can analys the most core problem that the people facing before jumping to new things. Potholes are really damaging our vehicles and causing accidents. We can’t afford. Please help us to voice out,”