Now this is alarming: not only is the 18km tolled Penang Outer Ring Road back on the cards again, the concessionaire is reportedly seeking to reclaim 61ha of land off Gurney Drive and 142ha at Middle Bank, close to the Weld Quay jetties.
When it comes to taking a stand on Porr, is there much to separate the BN from the Pakatan state government?
They both think that building more and more highways is the solution to congestion. Forget climate change and global warming – that doesn’t seem to figure prominently in their planning.
What about a bus rapid transit system or other forms of public transport to reduce the number of private vehicles on the road? No, they must think BIG = big highway and bridge infrastructure projects = good for Business.
Such is their thinking. More cars and highways = progress. They are probably not thinking of the congestion in say, another generation; they might not be around then. For now at least, the mighty $$$ rules.
See the story in theSun here.