KOTA BHARU - Adjacent construction of the new bridge beside Sultan Yahya Petra Bridge here whose will start very soon able to give which often comfort to consumer stranded in jam. Four lane bridge (two twin aisle) expected ready December 2009 built adjacent original bridge which operates since the past 47 years wish can launch traffic travel the bridge.
Badan Perhubungan UMNO Kelantan's chairman, Datuk Seri Annuar Musa says, congestion daily seriously happened at the bridge by 811 metres is inhabitants main access Tumpat, Pasir Mas and Rantau Panjang to the city center.
“Number of vehicle increase, especially every time festive season and school holiday be congestion a core factor at the bridge original which has only dual carriageway measuring 3.25 metres broad and a broadly motorcycle lane 1.5 metres.
“Since several years ago traffic situation go from bad to worse in the route. However, state government not take any action despite already some time scatter promise to tackle the problem,” he said to reporters at a media briefing that bridge construction project here, yesterday. According him, new bridge which would be built in threephase that began from Pasir Pekan, Tumpat treks Sungai Kelantan and ended in Dusun Muda Road, here
He said, expected bridge construction of the bridge cost RM143 millions and will be implemented in threephase by Konsortium IS (M) Sdn Bhd / RIS Capital (M) Sdn Bhd and will be examined Public Works Department (JKR).
Annuar says, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister expected to officiate second bridge ground breaking ceremony that during his working visit to Kelantan next month. Meanwhile, Consortium Chief Executive Officer IS (M) Sdn Bhd / RIS Capital (M) Sdn Bhd, Datuk Ismail Hassan says, his team confident of getting accomplish that construction of the bridge within 30 prescribed month.
“So far no our big problem faced including from the aspect acquisition of land. With jobs will be carried out including nocturnally, we confident can carry it within the prescribed.
“Present bridge no will be teased but shall be overhauled and construction of the new bridge wish can launch traffic travel," he said.