SkyscraperCity banner
1 - 20 of 31 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
101,310 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Nadi Putra
Nadi Putra is the trade name of Putrajaya intra-city bus services and has been in operation in July 1999. The buses belong to Perbadanan Putrajaya and the day to day operation by Syarikat Eco-Coach & Tour (M) Sdn Bhd.

Bus Stop @ Putrajaya



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
101,310 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Putrajaya Corporation To Increase Nadi Putra Buses In Putrajaya
July 08, 2009 00:11 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 (Bernama) -- The lack of public transport and indiscriminate parking which are a bane in Putrajaya will be overcome when Putrajaya Corporation increases the number of Nadi Putra buses serving the area.

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said this when tabling the amendment Bill to the Road Transport Act 1987 in the Dewan Negara Tuesday, adding that the number of buses had been increased from 55 to 70 and would increase further to 174 in 2010 to make the "park and ride" system a success.

"Visitors to Putrajaya can park their cars at the car parks in Precinct 1 and 7 and take the Nadi Putra buses to various destinations within the country's administrative capital.

"Putrajaya Corporation provides 9,433 parking bays out of the existing 28,962 bays and the remainder for are civil servants," he said.

However, he added, the long-term solution to the public transport and parking problems in Putrajaya would be building the monorail but at the moment, the facility would not be viable and the construction cost too high.

Abdul Rahim said the amendments would also empower the Putrajaya Corporation's enforcement officers to enforce the traffic rules and regulations which all this while had been enforced under the Street, Drainage and Building Act but found to be ineffective.

-- BERNAMA
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
101,310 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
I hope so... that was taken in 2003!! :cheers:
The last visit was in April 2009 ...can not see those buses anymore!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,058 Posts
I have never seen so many empty buses during off peak hours!!!Perhaps they should consider just using mini vans as shuttle service during off peak hours!!Thats why i am totally not for the monorail project for now.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
101,310 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
More buses in Putrajaya to overcome parking problem at precincts
By CHARLES FERNANDEZ Monday November 1, 2010
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2010/11/1/central/7328278&sec=central



At your service: The new buses will ply
areas where the bigger ones do not go to.

PERBADANAN Putrajaya (PPj) will be adding another 25 buses to its fleet of 150 by March next year to overcome the congestion and parking problem in the federal administrative capital.

The new buses, which are smaller than the ones being used now, will service the housing areas. The big buses only travel along the main roads in the housing areas.

PPj president Tan Sri Samsuddin Osman said this was to overcome the parking problem at the precincts where the government offices were located and to encourage more government servants to use the bus service.

“The Putrajaya Park and Ride (P&R) system will be enhanced and awareness created to encourage the working population to use the facilities,’’ he said.

PPj has also launched a campaign “Jom Naik Bas” to encourage residents to use the buses to get to work to overcome congestion and parking problems.

Samsuddin said the new buses would cater for residents living in apartment blocks and hoped there would no longer be double and illegal parking at the government offices.

The buses are said to be running empty most of the time although they provide the connection between the major residential areas and the city centre.

Drivers have claimed that there were no passengers to pick up along the route although they keep strictly to schedules.

Despite running empty most of the time, drivers have been told to keep schedules in an effort to create awareness on the availability of buses on these routes.

“With the increase in the number of buses, the routes will also be increased so that every area is covered. There is no excuse not to use the bus service. The fares are kept at 50sen and there are buses every 15 minutes. Previously the service was every 30 minutes,’’ said Samsuddin.

He said PPj was encouraging the P&R system where motorists could park their vehicles for RM2 and use the same parking ticket to hop onto any bus for any number of rides on the same day.

He said the new buses would also be convenient for schoolchildren during the morning, afternoon and evening hours.

“These buses can pack in about 40 passengers,’’ he said.

He said the buses would be a common feature in Precinct 9 and Precinct 15 where many of the government quarters and apartment blocks were located.

He added that PPj would also be providing more covered bus shelters which would be built in stages Putrajaya Holdings (PjH).

Samsuddin said both PPj and PjH had done their best and the residents could reciprocate by using the facilities available to prevent pollution and traffic congestion near the government buildings.
 

·
All Urban
Joined
·
4,348 Posts
methinks that the biggest problem for Nadi Putra service is the lack of information, not the lack of buses.

Consider what you see when you look for info on Nadi Putra:

*No independent website (e.g. nadiputra.com.my);
*Out of date information on two separate websites (putrajaya.net and ppj.gov.my);
*limited or no route maps;
*no brochures for the taking anywhere;
*A4 signage printed in small font in most places - almost impossible to read at a glance;
*no apps
*drivers at "Putrajaya Sentral" are usually sleeping or chatting or smoking - and there are no customer service agents
*many of the bus stops do not have shelters;

etc. etc.

It's funny, but even though the taxi service is exorbitant (a coupon taxi from Putrajaya Sentral to Presint 1 is nearly RM10, and the "independent" drivers on the other side charge even more), more visitors to Putrajaya will take the taxi than take the bus.

Cheers, m
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
69 Posts
the good thing is the drivers always ask u where are u going and suggest the route that will take u faster to your destination.

It will be even better if this kind of information are made available at their website, take a look at Rapid Penang's website and show information about bus routes at all bus stops like what RapidKL did. If they can afford buying so many NGV buses, why not spend just a little bit more on these facilities?

Since Nadiputra charges a flat fare of 50sen per trip, i think upgrading the fare system to TnG will bring more benefit to the passengers as they do not have to bother about fare zone system or look for small change before boarding the bus.

After all, Putrajaya is a modern city and a cashless bus system will be equivalent to its standard.
 

·
All Urban
Joined
·
4,348 Posts
the good thing is the drivers always ask u where are u going and suggest the route that will take u faster to your destination.

It will be even better if this kind of information are made available at their website, take a look at Rapid Penang's website and show information about bus routes at all bus stops like what RapidKL did. If they can afford buying so many NGV buses, why not spend just a little bit more on these facilities?

Since Nadiputra charges a flat fare of 50sen per trip, i think upgrading the fare system to TnG will bring more benefit to the passengers as they do not have to bother about fare zone system or look for small change before boarding the bus.

After all, Putrajaya is a modern city and a cashless bus system will be equivalent to its standard.
methinks the problem is a rather simple one - the guy in charge is a fleet manager, not a customer service guy or a business manager.

To his way of thinking (which is pretty common in Malaysia and other places) improving public transport is simply a matter of providing buses - assuming that having enough supply will lead to a natural increase in demand.

But it doesn't work that way - especially when the car and motorcycle exist as competition.

Nadi Putra doesnt have a website (there are two outdated sites with different route info), there are no brochures, handouts, social networking, contests, activities, etc. No info, no communications, no buzz = not many riders.

The guy in charge once told me that bus shelters were not allowed on Persiaran Perdana (on the main island) because they would get in the way of the sight lines for the parades.

Cheers, m
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,058 Posts
Show me the numbers!!Who are the potential riders of this service.I see a need for such service but not at the scale it is now,simply too many buses going around empty during off peak hours.
 
1 - 20 of 31 Posts
Top