The new road names in Kuala Lumpur are just confusing as they are distressing, but in we’ll get used to it in time, says Mayor Ahmad Phesal Talib.
After not-so-warm feedback from the public about the recent renaming of eight well-known major roads in the city, Ahmad Phesal stressed that such a thing was not new.
â€œâ€œThis exercise is to honour our past Rulers. Therefore, we had to rename prominent roads to reflect their significance. Renaming of roads is not new. For example, Jalan Raja Chulan and Jalan Sultan Ismail were formerly known as Jalan Weld and Jalan Treacher, but now everyone is familiar with the new names,â€ he says, as quoted in The Star Online.
Earlier this week, the DBKL announced name changes which would serve to honour Malay rulers who had reigned as the Yang d-Pertuan Agong.
To make the imprint etched forever in your head, let us refresh your memory:
Jalan Duta will be renamed Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim
Persiaran Duta will be renamed Persiaran Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin
Jalan Khidmat Usaha will be renamed Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah
Jalan Ipoh (from the Jalan Segambut junction to the Jala Pahang junction) will be renamed Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah
Jalan Khidmat Setia and Jalan Ibadah will be renamed Jalan Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin
Lebuhraya Mahameru will be renamed Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar
Persiaran Mahameru will be renamed Persiaran Tuanku Jaafar
Jalan Semarak will be renamed Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra.MYNEWSHUB