Plan to ban vehicles on Jalan TAR still under study, says Khalid

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad.

KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad has denied news by TV3 that he withdrew the proposal for Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR) to be turned into a pedestrian zone.

“What I said was that the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is evaluating the proposal to turn Jalan TAR into a pedestrian walk.

“For the time being, DBKL is studying the option for implementation and discussing with all relevant parties, especially those who will be directly involved,” he said in a statement last night.

He added that the form of implementation would be announced a week before the stipulated date, on March 15.

He also requested that TV3 retract the report and make the necessary corrections.

Khalid was earlier reported as saying that any decision on closing part of Jalan TAR to public transport would be finalised before March 15.

The decision will be made based on feedback from relevant parties, especially hawkers and petty traders in Jalan Esfahan up to Jalan Melayu.