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Old July 4th, 2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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UTC KUALA LUMPUR ( formerly Pudu Sentral & PuduRaya ) | Completed (1976) & Refurbished (2011)

Puduraya to get facelift
RM30m upgrade to be completed next year
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Friday, July 3rd, 2009 07:39:00



BETTER FOR THE PEOPLE: Jaafar (right) answering
questions from the media on the newlook Puduraya


ALL is set for Puduraya to be the landmark of KL after its upgrading works are completed by the end of next year.

UDA managing director Datuk Jaafar Abu Hassan said yesterday the company welcomed the Prime Minister's comments to upgrade the building for the comfort of the people.

"There would also be a banking hall concept with around 10-12 counters that would provide electronic ticketing services. We feel this would tackle the tout problem," Jaafar said.

He added that currently Puduraya caters for between 75,000 to 80,000 people on a weekday and over 100,000 people on weekends, excluding festive seasons.

When asked if upgrading works for the terminal could cope with the demands when Puduraya is fully converted into a city bus terminal, Jaafar said: "The refurbishment works is to cater for current needs that are pressing. We are not doing it for that (city bus terminal)."

The three-stage makeover, which will cost a total of RM30.3 million, will see the 33-year-old bus hub being refurbished with escalators, walkalators, a bigger and more comfortable waiting area akin to that found at airports.

Electronic ticket booking facilities will also be introduced.

A budget of RM25m that will be used for the refurbishment works was tabled at the Finance Ministry and was approved by the government.

Stage one of the refurbishing works, which would costs RM5.3 million, is funded wholly by UDA Holdings Berhad and ongoing works include upgrading the fire resistance system, building a pedestrian walkway between the Plaza Rakyat LRT station and Puduraya, painting works, upgrading of toilets as well as adding more waiting areas at the mezzanine level.

Other initiatives taken under the second and third phases would include a new food court and surau, adding of more passenger lifts, introduction of children playing area, additional cargo lifts and replacing new exhaust fans at the basement.

There would also be facilities such as toilets and ramps to cater for the disabled.

Puduraya presently houses southern and northern bound buses at its premises.

The new Integrated Transport Terminal-Southern Sector (ITT-S) in Bandar Tasik Selatan is due to be completed by the end of next year and would see the operations of southern bound buses from Puduraya shifted there.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz had said that Puduraya would be turned into a city bus terminal, and a new bus hub to cater for northern bound buses would be built either in Gombak or Selayang.

UDA to take over Puduraya Hotel

THE operations of Puduraya Hotel will be taken over by UDA Holdings Sdn Bhd by next year.

This was made known by UDA managing director Datuk Jaafar Abu Hassan at a Press conference yesterday.

Though the hotel was built in 1976, the management and running of the hotel was leased to Puduraya Hotel Sdn Bhd.

“In the past we did not have experience in the hotel industry and thus it was rented out. We have, however, been toying with the idea to take over the running of the hotel for the past six to seven years. Now that we will be spending a lot to refurbish Puduraya, we think it is fit for us to run the hotel as well.”

Jaafar said the hotel would be managed by Uda AnCasa Sdn Bhd by Feb 1.

“We are also taking over the Puduraya Hotel operations in light of the upgrading being carried out in Puduraya.”

Notices too have been served to the current operators of the hotel.

The group presently operates AnCasa Hotel and Spa KL, AnCasa AllSuites Resort & Spa Port Dickson, Jerejak Rainforest Resort Penang, and Kuala Terengganu Golf Resort.
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JAAFAR Abu Hassan (kiri) menunjukkan pelan
penambahbaikan hentian Puduraya di Kuala Lumpur.
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Property and leisure group UDA Holdings Bhd managing director Datuk Jaffar Abu Hassan (left) and
Veritas Interior Bhd designer Shamsuddin Wahap looking at the refurbishment plans.
— Picture by Nurul Shafina Jemenon
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Puduraya Station/Hentian Puduraya



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The Puduraya station (Malay: Hentian Puduraya) is the main bus station terminus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was opened in 1976 by the late former Prime Minister Tun Hussein Onn. Long-distance buses arrive and leave from Puduraya for all over Peninsular Malaysia, and also Thailand and Singapore. Puduraya is especially busy during public holiday and festive periods.







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Puduraya berubah wajah
Oleh Rohaniza Idris dan Siti Nur Almizan Aripin



ORANG ramai berasa selesa dengan keadaan baru di Puduraya.

Pengunjung gembira perubahan terminal lebih selesa, selamat

KUALA LUMPUR: Selesa dan selamat. Itu antara ungkapan diluahkan pengguna Hentian Puduraya, termasuk pengunjung tempatan dan pelancong asing, malah rata-rata mengakui gembira dengan usaha kerajaan membaik pulih terminal bas berusia 33 tahun itu.

Tinjauan Berita Minggu di Puduraya mendapati, selain kawalan keselamatan dan udara dingin yang menyelubungi ruang menunggu di aras bawah hentian itu, kerja penyelenggaraan lain termasuk proses ubah suai ruang pejabat pihak pengurusan Puduraya, Uda Holdings Berhad juga kini rancak dilakukan.

Ia susulan lawatan mengejut Datuk Seri Najib Razak ke Puduraya, April lalu, yang turut menyuarakan rasa kurang senang dengan kesesakan dan ketidakcekapan kemudahan awam di kawasan berkenaan.

Perdana Menteri turut memandang berat mengenai kurangnya kemudahan serta kesesakan di tempat tertentu dan mahukan penambahbaikan dilakukan segera. Najib turut mengarahkan Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan dan kementerian lain yang berkaitan untuk menentukan kemudahan berkenaan, dipertingkatkan.

Keprihatinan Najib itu turut dikongsi kebanyakan pengunjung yang mahukan hentian penuh nostalgia itu tidak diabaikan dan ditukar dengan perubahan yang mengubah nilai estetika bangunan yang menjadi mercu tanda kemodenan Kuala Lumpur pada 1970-an.

Pengguna terminal itu, Wan Rubi Wan Nordin, 24, dari Kuantan, Pahang, mengakui terkejut melihat perubahan Hentian Puduraya berbanding keadaan asalnya sebelum ini.

Katanya, perubahan yang dilakukan membuatkan beliau berasa yakin untuk berada di hentian itu walaupun masih wujud perasaan curiga dengan kehadiran individu tidak dikenali di sekelilingnya.

"Kemudahan awam juga lebih baik terutama siar kaki berbumbung serta lampu yang sentiasa terpasang di ruang menunggu dan di bawah hentian, membuatkan keadaan sekeliling lebih ceria, selamat dan selesa," katanya.

Rosilawani Shaari, 25, dari Kuala Terengganu juga gembira jika lebih banyak perubahan terutama membabitkan kemudahan awam dilakukan di Hentian Puduraya.

"Walaupun pertama kali sampai ke sini, tapi saya rasakan persekitarannya agak selesa cuma kesesakan jalan raya di hadapan hentian perlu ditangani dengan segera bagi mengelakkan pemandangan kelihatan tambah sesak," katanya yang mahu rupa fizikal asal hentian Puduraya dikekalkan.

Peniaga kedai makan, Zaiton Jaafar mengakui seronok melihat perubahan yang dilakukan di Hentian Puduraya selepas lima tahun menjalankan perniagaan di lot kedai makan di situ.

"Perubahan yang sudah dilakukan banyak memberikan kebaikan kepada rakyat bagaimanapun saya merayu kepada pihak pengurusan supaya menilai semula rancangan memindahkan lot kedai makan sedia ada ke tingkat empat," katanya.

Zaiton turut kesal dengan tindakan segelintir pemilik asal lot kedai di situ yang menyewakan premis milik mereka kepada warga asing yang disifatkannya mencemarkan pemandangan Hentian Puduraya.

"Sikap warga asing yang agresif terutama bagi melariskan jualan merosakkan imej penduduk tempatan dan adalah lebih baik jika pihak pengurusan membuat penilaian semula bagi menentukan hanya peniaga yang benar-benar layak saja diberikan peluang berniaga," katanya.

Pelancong asing, Kim Frise, 35 dari Norway berkata, beliau terkejut melihat perubahan di Puduraya selepas dua tahun meninggalkan Malaysia.

Berkunjung ke Kuala Lumpur untuk bercuti, katanya beliau kerap menggunakan Hentian Puduraya ketika bertugas di negara ini dan berharap perubahan yang lebih besar terutama membabitkan aliran masuk dan keluar bas di hentian terbesar di ibu kota itu.

"Sebagai terminal pengangkutan awam utama, sepatutnya sudah lama bangunan ini ditukar kepada reka bentuk moden yang mengekalkan ciri asal sesuai dengan tarafnya sebagai hentian utama pengangkutan awam di Kuala Lumpur.

Rizal Fahril Amrin, 28, dari Riau, Indonesia turut berbangga melihat keprihatinan kerajaan menyelenggara Hentian Puduraya.

"Saya pernah menggunakan Puduraya pada 2004 dan tahun ini saya kembali bersama keluarga melawat Kuala Lumpur. Ternyata keluarga saya selesa dan keadaannya aman", katanya.

Ubah suai bangunan babit kos RM31j

HENTIAN Puduraya mula beroperasi pada 1976 dan dirasmikan Perdana Menteri ketika itu, Tun Hussein Onn, menjadi nadi utama pengangkutan ibu kota hingga ke hari ini.

Terletak lokasi strategik di tengah-tengah pusat ibu kota, hentian utama pengangkutan awam itu sudah 33 tahun memberikan perkhidmatan kepada rakyat yang menggunakan bas dan teksi.

Bagaimanapun, bangunan yang berdiri megah itu kini tidak lagi dapat menampung jumlah bas dan penumpang yang bertambah pesat, lebih-lebih lagi dengan adanya perkembangan dan pembangunan pesat kawasan sekitarnya.

Dipercayai lebih 50,000 orang menggunakan Puduraya setiap hari termasuk penumpang LRT yang turun naik di stesen Plaza Rakyat bersebelahan.

Setiap hari Hentian Puduraya mengendalikan kira-kira 1,000 perjalanan bas ke Utara dan Selatan, manakala perjalanan bas pada hari minggu tidak termasuk cuti sekolah meningkat kepada 1,400 sehingga menyebabkan hentian berkenaan sesak.

Menyedari hakikat itu, Puduraya diubah suai walaupun ramai yang mendakwa pengubahsuaian dilakukan UDA Holdings Berhad (UDA) yang membelanjakan RM11 juta untuk membaiki kemudahan di hentian berkenaan selain kerja mengecat seluruh bangunan hanya sekadar memakaikan 'mekap' saja bangunan berkenaan.

Malah, kerja membaik pulih itu masih tidak mampu menyelesaikan kesesakan pada jantung Kuala Lumpur dan ketidakcekapan perkhidmatan terus membelenggu pengguna.

Khamis lalu, UDA Holdings Berhad (UDA), pengendali Hentian Puduraya mengumumkan bakal mengubah suai bangunan berkenaan menjadikannya hampir menyamai kemudahan di lapangan terbang membabitkan kos bernilai RM31 juta.

Pengarah Urusannya, Datuk Jaafar Abu Hassan, berkata penambahbaikan Hentian Puduraya itu dilakukan susulan lawatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak pada 25 April lalu, yang mengenal pasti masalah membabitkan keselesaan pengguna selain kesesakan di terminal.

Projek penambahbaikan Hentian Puduraya itu dibahagikan kepada tiga fasa yang dijangka bermula bulan ini dan siap sepenuhnya hujung tahun depan.

Uda Holdings sudah menyalurkan RM5.3 juta bagi kos fasa pertama, manakala kerajaan akan menyuntik RM25 juta. Fasa pertama dijangka siap September depan termasuk membabitkan kerja mengecat keseluruhan bangunan dan menaik taraf sistem antikebakaran, kawasan pejalan kaki dan pendingin udara di kawasan menunggu.

Fasa kedua pula, meliputi kerja menaik taraf sistem lif, pembinaan kaunter tiket yang baru di tingkat pertama dan medan selera di atas bangunan serta menggantikan kipas ekzos di tingkat bawah tanah. Keseluruhan kerja menaik taraf itu dijangka selesai menjelang akhir 2010.

Selain mengubah rupa bentuk fizikal hentian berkenaan, UDA juga bercadang membangunkan sistem E-Ticketing yang akan beroperasi di luar bangunan Hentian Puduraya.

Berfungsi seolah-olah mesin juruwang elektronik (ATM), hanya beberapa kaunter dibuka dan orang ramai boleh mendapatkan tiket bas untuk semua syarikat pengangkutan bas.

Bermakna melalui perkhidmatan itu, orang ramai hanya memilih syarikat bas, tarikh dan jadual perjalanan serta urusan jualan tiket berjalan seperti biasa di luar hentian.

Idea yang masih pada peringkat cadangan itu dilihat usaha munasabah bagi mengatasi masalah kesesakan di perhentian itu. Malah E-Ticketing dilihat dapat mengatasi masalah ulat tiket.
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'Berikan UDA kuasa penuh'
Oleh WAN NAJIB WAN DAUD

KUALA LUMPUR 9 Julai - UDA Holdings Bhd. (UDA) membuat permintaan kepada kerajaan supaya syarikat itu dilibatkan secara menyeluruh dalam membangunkan terminal perhentian bas utama di negara ini.

Pengarah Urusannya, Datuk Jaafar Abu Hassan berkata: ''Kami mahu diberikan kuasa penuh dan terlibat secara langsung bermula dari proses reka bentuk, seni reka, pembinaan hinggalah ke proses penyerahan terminal-terminal bas itu.

''Penglibatan UDA secara langsung di dalam pembinaan terminal bas untuk pengguna ke Utara, Selatan dan Timur akan memberi peluang menang-menang kepada pengendali bas ekspres, penyewa dan juga penumpang,'' kata beliau.

Jaafar berkata, kertas cadangan supaya UDA diberi peluang terlibat secara langsung telah pun dihantar kepada Kementerian Kewangan.

"Cadangan kami adalah berdasarkan penglibatan UDA selama 28 tahun di dalam membangunkan projek selain membuka peluang perniagaan kepada Bumiputera untuk berniaga," katanya kepada Utusan Malaysia di sini hari ini.

Jaafar berkata, kerajaan telah pun menyerahkan projek pembinaan hentian bas di Tasik Selatan kepada UDA selain meminta penglibatannya secara langsung dan menyeluruh bagi cadangan pembinaan terminal bas bagi laluan ke Utara di Jalan Ipoh dan Gombak untuk laluan ke Pantai Timur.

Beliau menjelaskan dalam kertas cadangan yang dihantar kepada Kementerian Kewangan itu, peranan UDA diharapkan bukan hanya tertakluk kepada fungsi mengurus sahaja tetapi mahu terlibat dari perancangan awal pembinaan hingga kepada penempatan ruang kedai untuk penyewa.

Keputusan melibatkan diri secara langsung di dalam menguruskan 100 peratus terminal bas adalah bagi membuka peluang kepada usahawan Bumiputera mendapat lot-lot perniagaan strategik.

Beliau memberi contoh sebagaimana berlaku di Hentian Puduraya di mana semua urusan kini di bawah pengurusan UDA dan membolehkan syarikat tersebut mengawal sepenuhnya ke atas terminal bas itu.

"Dengan cara sebegini kepentingan penyewa, pengguna dan pengendali bas ekspres dapat dijaga," katanya.
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I don't think it is related to Puduraya...

Pudu LRT station is about two stations away from Plaza Rakyat station (the station next to Puduraya)...

Pudu ---> Hang Tuah ---> Plaza Rakyat
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New Puduraya Waiting Area Ready Before Hari Raya
July 13, 2009 22:49 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 (Bernama) -- The new waiting area at the Puduraya bus station, which can accommodate more than 700 people, will be completed before the Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Federal Territories Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said the new waiting area would be known as 'Mezzaine Floor' and located on the second floor of the 33-year-old bus station which was currently undergoing renovation.

Upon completion, he said the new waiting area, equipped with various facilities including eateries and shoplots, would give comfort to passengers and reduce congestion," he told reporters after visiting Puduraya Monday.

Raja Nong Chik was accompanied by his deputy, Datuk M. Saravanan and Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ismail.

The renovation is part of a RM30.3 million upgrading project for the Puduraya bus station which will take place in three stages and expected to be completed by the end of next year.

Later, Raja Nong Chik visited Petaling Street where the famous 'Chinatown' is located.

He said rooftops in the Chinatown area would be upgraded at a cost of RM2 million, adding that green-coloured rooftops would replace the old ones.

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100 days at the helm
Monday July 13, 2009
By BAVANI M



AS Federal Territories Minister Senator Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin approaches his 100 days in office, he spoke candidly of his experiences as the fifth FT Minister.

The relatively unknown corporate figure whose appointment surprised many shared some of his thoughts and visions with StarMetro and discussed his aspirations of turning Kuala Lumpur into a liveable city, his feelings when accused of being a sexist and how much he missed the simpler things in life.



Walkabout: Raja Nong Chik (front, in white) accompanying Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak (centre) during his KL walkabout.


SM: Your walkabout with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in April highlighted loopholes in our public transport system. One solution was to upgrade the decaying Puduraya bus terminal at a cost of RM30mil. Critics see this as a waste of taxpayers money since its purely cosmetic and does nothing to ease congestion in the area.

RNC: An average of 50,000 people use the facilities at Puduraya daily. That’s 350,000 people a week and 1.5 million a month. This upgrade is necessary to provide comfort to the poorer half of KL. Also, we need to start encouraging people to start taking public transport when they come into the city.

Right now, 1.3 million vehicles come into the city daily. Out of that number, 70% are single occupant vehicles. We need to create a 70:30 modal split – with 70% opting to use public transport. But no matter what you do now to control congestion, it is not going to go away because there’s just too many cars coming into the city.

However, transport does not come under the FT Ministry and there are many agencies involved. We need a comprehensive transport plan for the Klang Valley and ideally one agency to deal with transportation. Clearly, a long-term solution is needed here.

The announcement by the Prime Minister that about 44,000 low-cost houses under the Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) will be offered for sale to existing tenants is a sign of this promise. But only those currently staying at the PPR will be offered a chance to buy the units.

More news > http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.as...5&sec=central#
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Old July 14th, 2009, 07:53 AM   #15
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Workers to convert the mezzanine floor into the new waiting area. (Inset) Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin (second from right) during a briefing on the Puduraya bus station. — Pictures by P.C. Lim

KUALA LUMPUR: Express bus passengers this Hari Raya can expect a more comfortable waiting area at the Puduraya bus terminal.

This is because the mezzanine floor which is currently being upgraded will be ready before the "balik kampung" rush.

The mezzanine floor which used to house the banks will be converted into a waiting area which can accommodate up to 700 passengers at a time.

The major facelift is part of the RM30.3 million upgrading work on the Puduraya bus terminal which is slated to be completed next year.


Federal Territories Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said work on the refurbishment of the mezzanine floor had started even before the recent visit by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

"We want passengers to be comfortable at all times and that is why this section of the station will be completed before the festive season starts," he said.

The minister also refuted claims that the multi-million ringgit spent on upgrading the Puduraya bus terminal was a waste as it would cater to a number of bus services.

The minister was speaking to the press after completing a two-hour walkabout at the Puduraya bus terminal and also in Petaling Street.

He was accompanied by his deputy Datuk M. Saravanan, the ministry's secretary-general Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib, Bukit Bintang member of parliament Fong Kui Lun, City Hall mayor Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ismail, Petaling Street Hawkers and Petty Traders Association president Datuk Ang Say Tee and City Hall officials.

Raja Nong Chik also announced that the dilapidated roof covering Petaling Street would be replaced with a roof made of sturdy polycarbonate material.

"The same material will be used to replace the canvas roofing for the stalls so that they will look uniformed," he said.

Raja Nong Chik said the exercise would cost around RM2 million and work on the roof replacement would begin early next month.

Ang said the replacement was timely as the roof had got worse over the years.

"It was installed in 2001 and had not been replaced since," he said. -- By Halim Said
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Work going on smoothly at Puduraya
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THE ongoing upgrading and renovation work at the Puduraya bus terminal is to his satisfaction, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said.

He said some facilities were expected to be completed before the Hari Raya festive season, like the bus waiting area on the mezzanine floor which, when ready, could accommodate up to 700 people.

“However, I also took note that there are certain things that can only be completed by next year,” Raja Nong Chik said.

He was speaking to reporters after a walkabout in Puduraya and later Petaling Street, which he said was a follow-up to the earlier one by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

“I wanted to see for myself the progress of both these places.”

Also present with him were Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk M. Saravanan, Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ismail, Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun, Federal Territories Ministry secretary-general Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) director-general Datuk Salleh Yusop, and also UDA Holdings Bhd officials.

Over at Petaling Street, Raja Nong Chik said some RM2mil would be spent to change the big roof as well as that of the individual stalls.

“We want the stalls to follow the specification allowed by DBKL so the new roof will help beautify the street.

“Standard green roofing will be used to replace the current canvas roofs.

“Tender has been called so work should start in two to three weeks,” he said.

To a question whether the RM30.3mil upgrading of Puduraya was a waste of money, Raja Nong Chik said it was not.

“Frankly, Puduraya needs to be upgraded. With the refurbishment, passengers will be able to travel in comfort,” he said.

The Bandar Tasik Selatan hub once completed by the end of next year would cater to passengers travelling south with some 500 buses expected to use the place.

In a July 3 report by StarMetro, UDA Holdings Bhd managing director Datuk Jaafar Abu Hassan was quoted as saying that the refurbishment exercise was divided into three phases and the ongoing first phase involved upgrading of the fire prevention system, changing the chillers for a cooler environment, developing a pedestrian walk between the terminal to Star LRT station, as well as painting and upgrading the restrooms.

Meanwhile, Fong said he welcomed the minister visiting the two areas under his constituency.

“For Puduraya, I have proposed to UDA to build another entrance of which the land is under the DBKL.

“If this entrance can be built, I believe it can help ease the congestion outside the main road.

“I’ve also proposed for more disabled-friendly lifts and ramps to be built, but I don’t know if these proposals will be considered,” Fong said .

He added that he had also proposed for the bus terminal to be relocated to a bigger site such as the former Pudu Jail area.

However, UDA had told him that the land would be expensive to acquire.
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Interestingly they anticipate the traffic to remain the same?
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no lah sudah ok...no more traffic jam!!!
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pedestrian walkways

hi all, newbie here. i've been following this website for a while, so i thought i'd start adding my 2 sens worth.

for now, i just wanted to ask.. if you all remember a few months ago, the PM announced that under the economic stimulus package, some funds would be allocated for pedestrian walkways/bridges etc in the KL area. has there been any progress on this??? haven't seen much change..
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