Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Puduraya Bus Terminal & Minister's Dilemma

Puduraya traffic jam to be reduced with new transport hub

KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — Traffic congestion near Puduraya bus terminal will be reduced once the Bandar Tasik Selatan (BTS) integrated transport terminal is opened next year.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz said the new terminal would cater for buses to all destinations, taking over from crowded Puduraya.

“The Bandar Tasik Selatan terminal is an integrated hub for buses to destinations nationwide meant for the convenience of passengers,” he said after a dialogue session with bus operators here today.

The BTS integrated terminal would be an expanded version of the RM570-million Bandar Tasik Selatan terminal originally built for south bound express buses.

Nazri said with the opening of BTS terminal, Puduraya would only cater to city buses and taxis.

BTS terminal will be accessible via the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) and Besraya highways supported by the LRT, Komuter and Express Rail Link.

Meanwhile, Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said Puduraya would undergo a facelift to upgrade services as it prepares to become a city terminal.

They include a new coat of paint, upgrading of pedestrian walks from Plaza Rakyat LRT station to Puduraya, upgrading of lifts and toilets and new fire prevention equipment. — Bernama

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Dear Minister Nazri,

Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal (ITTBTS) is not designed for nationwide destinations - it's only intended as a Southern Gateway.

If you want it to cater for North, South, East and West destination then the ITTBTS would need to be redesigned to meet the additional services.

Dear Nazri, if what you say is the Government's intend, then please advice the change in design; otherwise the ITTBTS may become the new Puduraya of yesteryears.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

These nincompoops can't even solve the city transportation woes after so many decades yet...

still want to talk about this corridor, that corridor.

La Cha Mau said...

Designs! What Designs? According to the Tun, whatever designs coming from this guy would be unsavoury.

kerel bort said...

Main tangkap muat
1) MRR2 is not the best highway to said to provide good access for busses.
2) For south bound, it may sound ok. Others? yups.. please rethink. Btw, we also have Jalan Duta Station and I think Putra station still exist rite? Not sure. Not my case to know but Do you minister know?
3) Everytime need solution, money seems to be spend as please and yet the problem is still there. Always rushing. Oh! KPI day is near!

artchan said...

I don't think he knows where Bandar Tasik Selatan..some aide of him told him..and he just spit it out at the press conference

June.W said...

i think whoever want to design something in Bandar Tasik Selatan or anywhere else, should stay there for at least 6 months or a year...go to work together with us small rakyat at the same time and try to rush home at the same time...then he or whatever only should think of design...cis...

Anonymous said...

losing 5 states to Pakatan, these BeeEnd Monkeys if not Orang Utans will find it easy to make money by developing/expanding BTR to better PuduRaya. 80% finance go to their pockets, sure lah they will sell this idea till BeeEnd collapse into Nilai NirVana.

Anonymous said...

to anon 4.07,wake up dear.be positive.think outside the box

Mr said...

Aiyo....another stupid solution.
Puduraya catered to the city, population and road network of yesteryears. They should have multiple, say 3 for north, south and east, hubs. All should cater for express buses going to all destinations in Peninsular. This way, travellers do not need to go across the city to take their buses. They can go to the nearest hub and only the express buses cross the city. So, instead of 30 cars carrying 30 passengers travel across, now only 1 bus carrying 30 passengers travel across the city.