Malacca’s Jonker Walk to be traffic-free again

Malacca’s iconic Jonker Walk will probably revert to its glorious past when the plan to close the street in the area to traffic is implemented.

State transport and project rehabilitation committee chairman Lim Ban Hong said the arrangement to ensure smooth operation of Jonker Walk was ongoing.

It could be concluded in the next few months to enable traders to operate during the year-end peak period without any inconvenience, The Star reported.

He said officials from various agencies have been working to speed up the street closure to traffic during weekends and holidays.

Mr Lim, who has been tasked by the chief minister with looking into the traders’ needs, said he was happy with their co-operation.

“Some were eager that we declare the closure to traffic at once but I have assured them that I am doing my best and Jonker Walk is here to stay,” he said.

Last year, there was an outcry after the government decided to allow traffic into Jonker Walk.

The protest by the traders lasted about 400 days.

Source: The Star