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Puduraya to get facelift
RM30m upgrade to be completed next year
Pearl Lee
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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Puduraya terminal to have better waiting area

2009/07/14


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
Work going on smoothly at Puduraya
By LIM CHIA YING


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.
no lah sudah ok...no more traffic jam!!!
Temporary bus depot to replace Puduraya
By BAVANI M


THE Federal Territories Ministry has identified a spot in Section 56, Jalan Hang Tuah, for a temporary bus depot while the 30-year-old Puduraya bus terminal undergoes upgrading work.

The site, which is located at the junction of Jalan Pudu and Jalan Galloway, is now used by the police to hold vehicles involved in accidents.

The area is being cleared to enable contractors to start work on phase 1 of the project.

Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk M. Saravanan, who visited the site on Friday for the ground-breaking ceremony, said the project was divided into Phase 1 and 2 and was expected to be completed by January 2010.


At the wheel of the excavator: Saravanan launching the groundbreaking ceremony for the temporary bus holding bay.

“Once completed, the depot will be able to take in 135 buses at a time.

“This will ease the traffic congestion in the Pudu area considerably while Puduraya undergoes a facelift,” he said.

Saravanan added that once the depot was ready, the authorities would also be able to ensure only registered buses used the bays to curb congestion.

He said the area, spanning some 1.9ha, would also have facilities like public toilets, bus washing area, rest area for drivers, prayer rooms, changing rooms, and car and motorcycle parking bays.

When asked what would happen to the depot once Puduraya resumed its functions, Saravanan said the land would be used by the government for future contingency plans.

The project is estimated to cost RM6.2mil.

Puduraya is infamous for its congestion, pollution and crime, hence the government felt the need to improve its image for the benefit of passengers.

The facelift, which will cost RM31mil – of which the government will be funding RM25mil with the rest coming from the Urban Development Authority (UDA) – will transform Puduraya into a modern inner-city bus terminal with contemporary design and first-class facilities.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of November 2010.

Saravanan said when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak went on his walkabout in April, the Puduraya area was identified as a major source of the daily massive congestion in Kuala Lumpur and the prime minister had requested that immediate steps be taken to improve the situation.
Depot sokongan siap sebelum raya

Oleh WAN SYAMSUL AMLY
[email protected]



M. Saravanan (dua, kiri) mendengar taklimat daripada Jurutera Projek Jabatan Kerja Awam DBKL, Noor Shafri Pitah (kanan) sewaktu melawat tapak pembangunan Depot Bas Sementara di Jalan Hang Tuah, Kuala Lumpur, baru-baru ini.

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KUALA LUMPUR 23 Ogos - Masalah kesesakan lalu lintas yang berpunca daripada bas-bas ekspres beratur dan menunggu penumpang di sepanjang Jalan Pudu sebelum memasuki Hentian Puduraya akan diselesaikan dalam masa terdekat.

Timbalan Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan, Datuk M. Saravanan berkata, kesesakan itu akan dapat dikurangkan apabila pembinaan depot bas sementara di Jalan Hang Tuah, berhadapan Ibu Pejabat Polis (IPD) siap dalam masa tiga minggu lagi.

Tegasnya, buat permulaan, 35 tapak sementara akan disediakan untuk menampung pertambahan bas menjelang musim perayaan tidak lama lagi.

"Kami akan sediakan depot dalam masa tiga minggu lagi. Ia akan mengurangkan kesesakan bas seperti yang berlaku hari ini.

"Kami jangka lalu lintas akan kembali lancar di sepanjang Hentian Puduraya selepas ini. Pembinaan fasa kedua depot ini juga akan dibina dan dijangka siap menjelang awal tahun depan," katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian kepada pemberita selepas majlis pecah tanah tapak pembangunan depot bas sementara itu baru-baru ini.

Tambah Saravanan, projek yang menelan belanja RM6.191 juta itu akan dilaksanakan dalam dua fasa yang meliputi tanah seluas 1.918 hektar.

"Kawasan depot ini akan menyediakan sejumlah 130 tempat letak bas keseluruhannya yang lengkap dengan tempat mencuci dan kawasan rehat pemandu.

"Selain itu, surau, kafeteria, bilik persalinan, pejabat am serta tempat letak kereta dan motosikal pemandu bas juga akan disediakan," ujarnya.

Katanya lagi, sebuah pondok kawalan keluar masuk bas juga akan dibina untuk kemudahan pemantauan serta mengesan sebarang kenderaan 'haram' di situ kelak.

"Fungsi pengawal itu kelak untuk memastikan semua bas di sini mempunyai permit dan sekali gus dapat menyelesaikan masalah bas haram di Hentian Puduraya," katanya.

Jelasnya, tapak sekarang yang digunakan sebagai tempat simpanan barang- barang kes oleh Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) akan dipindahkan ke tapak lain yang sudah dipersetujui mereka.

Tambah Saravanan, pihak-pihak berkepentingan dengan Hentian Puduraya iaitu Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), Lembaga Perlesenan Kenderaan Perdagangan (LPKP) dan UDA Holdings Bhd. (UDA) diharap dapat memberikan kerjasama sepenuhnya dengan kementeriannya bagi merangka mekanisme dan sistem baru untuk memastikan pergerakan bas akan sentiasa tersusun.

"Kami mahu semua pihak berkenaan meneliti dan memastikan keluar-masuk bas dari depot ini ke Hentian Puduraya dan sebaliknya sentiasa cekap.

"Kami nampak pembinaan projek ini akan mencapai matlamat yang dihasratkan dan masalah 'tradisi' yang menyebabkan kesesakan di Hentian Puduraya menjelang setiap musim perayaan diselesaikan," katanya.
Bus depot to be ready before Hari Raya
By BAVANI M


CONTRACTORS hired to build the much awaited bus holding bay in Jalan Hang Tuah, while Puduraya undergoes a face-lift, have been working round the clock to ensure that phase 1 of the bus depot is ready before Hari Raya.

Once Phase 1 is completed, the bus depot will be able to ease the traffic congestion along Jalan Pudu during the festive season as by then over 30 bus bays would be ready to accommodate the buses.


Solution: The bus holding bay will help ease traffic congestion at Puduraya.

When StarMetro visited the project site on Sunday, workers were already laying out the concrete blocks along the pavements for the bays, and site supervisor N.K Kung said 90% of the work had been completed and that they would be able to hand over the site by Wednesday.

Two weeks ago, at a ground-breaking ceremony, Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk M. Saravanan said the temporary bus depot would help reduce congestion caused by buses parked haphazardly along Jalan Pudu.

“Instead of parking along Jalan Pudu, the buses will be able to wait at the holding bay before proceeding to Puduraya to pick up passengers,” he said.

He said the project was divided into Phase 1 and 2 and expected to be completed by Jan 31, next year.


Painstaking task: A worker laying the concrete blocks at the bus holding bay in Jalan Hang Tuah.

Once completed, the depot will be able to accommodate 135 buses at a time.

Also, the authorities would also be able to ensure only registered buses used the bays, to curb touting.

The area, spanning about 1.9ha, will also have facilities like public toilets, bus washing area, rest area for drivers, prayer rooms, changing rooms and car and motorcycle parking bays.

The project is estimated to cost RM6.2mil.
PM tinjau lagi Puduraya

Oleh TARMIZI ABDUL RAHIM
[email protected]



Najib Tun Razak bersalam dengan orang ramai ketika melawat projek penambahbaikan fasa pertama Hentian Puduraya petang semalam. Turut mengiringi Perdana Menteri ialah Menteri Kewangan Kedua, Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan, Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin dan timbalannya, Datuk M. Saravanan, Pengerusi Lembaga Pelesenan Kenderaan Perdagangan (LPKP), Datuk Halimah Mohd. Sadique serta Pengarah Urusan UDA Holdings Berhad, Datuk Jaafar Abu Hassan. Lawatan tersebut adalah yang kedua selepas yang pertama pada 25 April lalu.

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KUALA LUMPUR 16 Sept. - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak berbangga dengan prestasi yang ditunjukkan oleh kontraktor dan UDA Holdings Bhd. yang telah berjaya menyiapkan penambahbaikan fasa pertama Hentian Puduraya hanya dalam tempoh 51 hari.

Perdana Menteri percaya orang ramai yang menggunakan Hentian Puduraya dapat melihat dan merasai keadaan lebih baik dan selesa berbanding dengan keadaannya sebelum ini.

Beliau berkata, sejak mengadakan lawatan ke Hentian Puduraya pada 25 April lalu, kerajaan telah mengarahkan penambahbaikan dibuat yang bertujuan untuk menjadikan terminal bas ini sebuah pusat moden, serba lengkap dan selesa.

"Alhamdulillah sejak lawatan itu dalam 51 hari segala tindakan telah dibuat oleh kerajaan dan UDA dan hari ini saya bangga sekali melihat keadaan ini iaitu perubahan yang amat besar berbanding dengan keadaan asalnya.

"Penambahbaikan ini merupakan fasa pertama dengan kos sebanyak RM4.2 juta dan fasa kedua akan menyusul. Kita menjangkakan dalam masa setahun lebih, semuanya akan siap sepenuhnya yang dijangka menelan belanja RM22 juta," katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian kepada pemberita selepas melakukan lawatan singkat ke Hentian Puduraya bagi meninjau sendiri perkembangan usaha penambahbaikan terminal bas itu.

Hadir sama, Menteri Kewangan Kedua, Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan, Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin dan Timbalannya, Datuk M. Saravanan serta Pengerusi Lembaga Pelesenan Kenderaan Perdagangan (LPKP), Datuk Halimah Mohd. Sadique.

Perdana Menteri yang tiba di Hentian Puduraya pada pukul 5.20 petang telah meninjau tingkat mezanin yang menempatkan ruang menunggu yang selesa dan berhawa dingin serta bilik kawalan kamera litar tertutup (CCTV).

Najib juga meninjau laluan pejalan kaki berbumbung yang terletak di bahagian luar hentian itu dan menyambungkan terus ke Stesen LRT STAR Bandaraya yang turut terkandung dalam penambahbaikan fasa pertama itu.

Perdana Menteri berkata, fasa kedua akan menyediakan kemudahan dan keselesaan kepada penumpang sehingga tiga kali ganda daripada asal.

Malah, katanya, para peniaga juga akan memperoleh lot kedai yang lebih moden dan luas serta selesa, selain daripada keseluruhan kawasan Hentian Puduraya itu akan diperluaskan menjadi lebih indah dan moden, sekali gus bakal menjadi mercu tanda terbaharu Kuala Lumpur.

Pada 25 April lalu, Perdana Menteri telah melakukan kejutan dengan berjalan kaki di sepanjang Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman dan Hentian Puduraya yang sentiasa sesak dengan lalu lintas.

Beliau menyaksikan sendiri kesesakan itu dan ketidakcekapan kemudahan awam semasa melakukan tinjauan selama sejam itu.

Najib kemudiannya menaiki perkhidmatan LRT yang penuh sesak ketika itu. Beliau terpaksa berdiri dari Stesen Masjid Jamek ke Stesen Plaza Rakyat sebelum berjalan kaki ke Hentian Puduraya yang juga sesak.
Puduraya kini moden

Oleh MUHAMMAD DAYNE AZMIN dan NOR SAIDATULAKMA HAMKA
[email protected]



HENTIAN Puduraya menyediakan tempat duduk lebih selesa bagi penumpang sebelum menaiki bas untuk ke destinasi selepas menjalani proses naik taraf yang menelan belanja RM22 juta untuk fasa pertama. - UTUSAN/SHAIFUDIN MOHD. NOR

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KUALA LUMPUR 22 Sept. - Penambahbaikan fasa kedua Hentian Puduraya dijangka lebih menyeluruh dengan pelbagai kemudahan asas kepada orang ramai bakal ditingkatkan.

Pengarah Urusan UDA Holdings Berhad, Datuk Jaafar Abu Hassan berkata, apabila penambahbaikan bernilai RM22 juta itu siap, terminal bas berkenaan akan lebih moden dan tersusun dari segi kemudahannya.

Katanya, antara penambahbaikan yang akan diberi tumpuan adalah kawasan menunggu di tingkat bawah Hentian Puduraya.

"Kawasan menunggu di bawah akan disediakan kemudahan berhawa dingin serta ditambah tiga kali ganda keluasannya di samping gerai dan medan selera kini yang berada di tingkat berkenaan akan dipindahkan ke tingkat atas berbumbung," katanya ketika dihubungi hari ini.

Baru-baru ini, Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak membuat lawatan singkat ke Hentian Puduraya bagi meninjau perkembangan usaha penambahbaikan terminal bas tersebut.

Najib ternyata berbangga dengan prestasi yang ditunjukkan UDA Holdings yang berjaya menyiapkan penambahbaikan fasa pertama itu dalam 51 hari.

Bagi fasa kedua, Najib berkata, ia akan menyediakan kemudahan dan keselesaan kepada penumpang sehingga tiga kali ganda daripada asal.

Mengulas lanjut, Jaafar berkata, antara kemudahan lain yang akan dipertingkatkan ialah penggunaan lif dan penambahbaikan sistem siar raya.

"Masalah kesesakan sebelum ini akibat ruang yang sempit tidak akan berlaku lagi apabila kedua-dua kemudahan itu ditingkatkan," jelasnya.

Beliau berkata, kemudahan surau baru akan dibina kepada orang ramai dan ia akan ditempatkan di tingkat bawah berbanding tingkat dua sebelum ini.

"Surau baru ini lebih luas dan mampu menampung bilangan orang ramai yang ingin bersolat terutama waktu maghrib," katanya.

Tambah Jaafar, satu lagi kemudahan baru yang akan disediakan UDA Holdings ialah kemudahan tempat permainan untuk kanak-kanak.

"Ia memberi keselesaan kepada ibu bapa yang mempunyai anak-anak kecil sementara menunggu waktu perjalanan.

"Semua kemudahan ini yang memakan kos RM22 juta dijangka siap hujung 2010 atau awal tahun 2011," katanya.
Caj berpatutan - Uda Mall

KUALA LUMPUR 21 Okt. - Caj letak kereta di Hentian Puduraya adalah berpatutan kerana tempat itu berbumbung, diawasi pengawal keselamatan dan dilengkapi kamera litar tertutup (CCTV).

UDA Mall Sdn. Bhd. selaku pihak pengurusan kawasan itu dalam satu kenyataan di sini memberitahu, kadar itu juga adalah kadar purata kebanyakan tempat letak di ibu negara.

Selain itu, kadar RM2.50 sejam itu juga tidak pernah dinaikkan sejak tahun 1995.

Selasa lalu, Utusan Malaysia menyiarkan rungutan orang ramai mengenai caj letak kereta yang tinggi di Hentian Puduraya.

Orang ramai mendakwa, kebanyakan mereka yang berkunjung di hentian itu tidak mempunyai urusan yang lama menyebabkan kadar RM2.50 itu dianggap tidak berbaloi.

Berikutan itu, ramai pengguna yang memilih untuk mengambil atau menurunkan penumpang di luar hentian itu menyebabkan berlaku kesesakan di sekitar Jalan Pudu dan Jalan Tun Perak.

Orang ramai turut mencadangkan supaya satu kadar yang rendah dikenakan kepada kereta yang diletakkan di situ tidak melebihi sejam.

Uda Mall juga memberitahu, dalam permohonan lesen letak kereta, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) hanya membenarkan waktu percuma untuk 15 minit sahaja.

Tambahan pula, pihak pengurusan tidak mahu menggalakkan pengunjung meletakkan kenderaan mereka terlalu lama kerana petak yang terhad.

Di samping itu, caj itu juga adalah bagi mengelakkan pengunjung menjadikan Hentian Puduraya sebagai tempat meletakkan kenderaan apabila pulang bercuti.

Namun begitu, pihak pengurusan sentiasa mengkaji dan menimbangkan semula kadar bayaran baru dari semasa ke semasa bagi menangani permasalahan di atas.

Sementara itu, Uda Mall memaklumkan, keadaan gelap di kawasan letak kereta Hentian Puduraya adalah disebabkan kerja-kerja menaik taraf dan penambahbaikan hentian itu.

"Pemasangan banner menjadikan kawasan tersebut menjadi gelap sedikit tetapi ia adalah bersifat sementara," katanya.
Puduraya bus terminal to be closed 4 months from March 19


KUALA LUMPUR: The Puduraya bus terminal will be closed for four months from March 19.

UDA Holdings Bhd managing director Datuk Jaafar Abu Hassan said the closure was to allow for works that would upgrade the terminal and provide more comfort to travellers.

"The upgrading is a drastic step taken by UDA to confront the matters of travel discomfort, lack of amenities and traffic congestion around the terminal.


Pudu Raya from Cahaya Sinar building - Star/File

"The closure also needs to be done for safety as there will be demolition works," he said at a news conference here Wednesday.

Jafaar said the upgrading would be done in three stages.

He said 22 percent of the upgrading had been done and the rest would be completed by the end of the year. - Bernama
Terminal Bukit Jalil mula operasi

Oleh ARDYHANSAH AMAT
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KUALA LUMPUR 11 April – Terminal bas sementara di Bukit Jalil, yang menggantikan Hentian Puduraya, mula beroperasi hari ini dengan bas pertama dijadualkan memasuki hentian itu pada pukul 5 pagi.

Terminal itu, yang beroperasi di Padang Letak Kereta F, berhampiran Stadium Hoki Nasional, dibuka selama empat bulan bagi menggantikan Hentian Puduraya yang sedang dinaik taraf.

Menurut Ketua Pegawai Operasi Uda Mall Sdn. Bhd., anak syarikat UDA Holdings Berhad, Salamah Ismail, terminal tersebut menjadi hab kepada perkhidmatan bas ekspres ke Utara, Selatan dan Genting Highlands.

“Operasi perkhidmatan bas di Hentian Puduraya akan dihentikan secara rasminya pada pukul 12 tengah malam ini.

“Kemudian, sekitar pukul 5 pagi nanti, bas pertama akan memulakan operasi di sini (Bukit Jalil).

“Namun, perpindahan ini hanya melibatkan bas ekspres sahaja, perkhidmatan teksi masih lagi beroperasi di tempat lama (Hentian Puduraya),” katanya kepada wartawan selepas melawat terminal itu hari ini.

Sebelum ini, UDA Holdings bercadang menutup pangkalan bas dan teksi itu pada 19 Mac lalu tetapi menangguhkannya atas sebab-sebab tertentu.

Perkhidmatan bas ekspres yang berpangkalan di situ juga pada awalnya dijadual di hentian sementara di Jalan Galloway, berhampiran Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen (IPK) Kuala Lumpur.

“Setelah perbincangan antara UDA dan beberapa pihak seperti Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan dan Kesejahteraan Bandar, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) dan polis, kita memutuskan untuk tidak beroperasi di kawasan tersebut bagi mengelakkan berlaku kesesakan di Jalan Hang Tuah.

“Kawasan Bukit Jalil ini juga sering kita gunakan sebagai terminal sementara pada musim perayaan,” kata Salamah lagi.

Tambahnya, perkhidmatan bas Rapid KL disediakan bagi membawa penumpang dari Puduraya ke Bukit Jalil.

Pengguna juga boleh menaiki kemudahan sistem transit aliran ringan (LRT), teksi dan bas untuk ke terminal sementara itu.

Utusan Malaysia difahamkan operasi terminal sementara tersebut menyerupai operasi di Hentian Puduraya.

“Kami turut menyediakan beberapa kemudahan asas yang lain seperti gerai makan, tandas, surau, pejabat urus setia, kaunter tiket, pondok kawalan polis, pondok Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) dan Agensi Anti Dadah Kebangsaan (AADK).

“Pihak UDA sedaya upaya menyediakan kemudahan tersebut bagi memberikan keselesaan kepada orang ramai dalam tempoh empat bulan ini,” kata Pengurus Kanan UDA Mall, Ismail Hassan.

Terdapat 12 platform perhentian bas yang setiap satunya boleh memuatkan sepuluh buah bas dalam satu-satu masa disediakan.

Ismail menambah, pemandu bas yang menunggu giliran diminta meletakkan kenderaan mereka di Hentian Rawat dan Rehat (R&R) Awan Besar, yang terletak tidak jauh daripada Bukit Jalil.

Selain itu, katanya DBKL akan membina bonggol di Jalan Merah Cagar bagi mengelakkan kenderaan dipandu laju.

“Dalam masa yang sama, DBKL dan juga JPJ akan turut memastikan tidak ada kenderaan diletakkan di tepi jalan untuk mengambil dan menurunkan orang ramai.

“Ini bagi mengelakkan kesesakan di jalan utama keluar masuk,” jelasnya.

Ujarnya lagi, 12 orang anggota polis dari Balai Polis Daerah Cheras juga akan bertugas mengawal keselamatan di sini.
Bukit Jalil takes over as express bus terminal


KUALA LUMPUR: North and south-bound travellers now have to take their buses at Bukit Jalil following the four-month closure of the Puduraya bus terminal.

The closure, which took effect yesterday, is to facilitate upgrading and renovation works at the Pudu-raya terminal.

However, many were unaware of the change and turned up at the terminal.


Temporary site: Passengers waiting to board a bus at the Bukit Jalil Complex Parking Lot F Monday.

Although notices were put up to indicate shuttle buses were being provided by RapidKL at a fee of RM2, from Puduraya to Bukit Jalil and vice-versa, passengers said the signs were not visible enough and they only realised the terminal was closed upon seeing all the shutters down.

Traders operating in the terminal were also unhappy that they were given less than a week’s notice to move to the new site.

Some demolition works started yesterday as hawker stalls in the food court were taken down.

Taxi services to Genting High-lands, however, are still operating from the terminal.

The Bukit Jalil Complex Parking Lot F, which serves as the new temporary site, only serves passengers headed north and south while east-bound travellers still have to board the bus at Hentian Putra.

For details, call 03-2078 6018 or 03-2078 7017.
Puduraya shut down
By LIM CHIA YING Photos by P.NATHAN


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THE Puduraya bus terminal was closed yesterday for at least the next four months but a trail of garbage has been left behind, making the place look like a dumping ground.

A check inside the terminal revealed that since early morning, the management had started tearing down the food court section comprising hawker stalls and steel structures and beams.


Deserted: The main terminal, which is usual a hive of activity, went quiet yesterday after the relocation exercise.

Some parts of the terminal have been inundated by water, leaving the floor slippery and filthy.

On the other side of the terminal the traders’ shops were also being slowly cleared. Some traders were seen throwing out whatever they did not need while others were carting away their gas tanks and belongings.

Currently, the only entry to the terminal is via the overhead bridge and taxi services to Genting Highlands and rental cars bound for the north and south still operate from here.

A level down, the terminal was devoid of the usual buzz and waiting passengers, save for some traders and security personnel hired by UDA Management to monitor the place.

Many people were caught unawares by the closure, as they continued to make their way to the main entrance before realising that the shutters were down.

While a big banner had been put up to inform commuters that North/South-bound buses had been relocated to the Bukit Jalil Complex Parking Lot F (adjacent to the Bukit Jalil hockey stadium), it was apparent that it had gone unnoticed by many.


All quiet: A stall owner carting away her belongings through the empty passageways.

RapidKL shuttle buses were provided to ferry passengers to and from Bukit Jalil, at a fee of RM2 with a frequency of 15 minutes.

However, notices informing passengers of where the shuttle bus services could be taken were only put up at 10.10am.

Passenger Chan Yoke Sim, 59, said she did not know of the closure until seeing the closed doors when she reached Puduraya.

“Even my taxi driver friend who dropped me off did not know it was closed,” Chan, who is heading for Batu Pahat, Johor, said.

“This is so inconvenient for elderly people like me and it’s a waste of our time and money to come here in the first place,” she added.

Teow Hong Keat, 19, who wanted to return to Alor Setar was also told to head to Bukit Jalil instead.

Meanwhile, inside the terminal, trader Tan Ann Sze, who was seen packing his stuff, said he was only notified six days ago that Puduraya was to be closed.

“Six days is not enough for us. Now that I’ll be relocating to Bukit Jalil, I’m worried if there will be business there for me,” Tan, 43, said.

The usually congested Jalan Pudu was also devoid of the usual lines of express buses normally parked by the roadside while waiting to pick up passengers inside.

RapidKL booth supervisor Mohamed Atan, who was coordinating the RapidKL shuttle buses outside the terminal, said there were six buses dedicated to ferrying the passengers to and fro for the next few months.

“One of my colleagues in Bukit Jalil said the tents there had not been properly set up.

“It is also congested coming out of the Bukit Jalil carpark as our buses are blocked by the express buses so it takes about an hour just to get there.

“However, the situation is usually a little disorderly on the first day,” he said.

Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun, who had received several complaints from the hawkers about the short notice, said the planning of the relocation was poor while there were not enough signs to guide passengers.

“A lot of people are still in the dark. Some taxi drivers even took the opportunity to charge high fares to ferry passengers to Bukit Jalil. I hope the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board will take action.

“Today, I met a luggage kiosk operator, who said a lot of luggage was still stored inside the terminal as they have not been claimed by the owners. He said he did not know what to do with the luggage,” Fong said after his morning visit to the site.

He also lashed out at the temporary bus terminal in Jalan Galloway/Jalan Hang Tuah, which he said was being abandoned despite being built for RM6mil.

The closure and relocation date was initially targeted for March 19 before being postponed to yesterday.

A media tour of the Bukit Jalil site was held on Sunday. There were 98 ticket counters, a waiting area with 3,000 seats and 24 food stalls capable of accommodating 600 customers at any one time.

A UDA press statement said an enquiry counter under the UDA Mall was also available at Puduraya and Bukit Jalil.

While Bukit Jalil accommodates North and South-bound travellers, those heading to the East Coast should go to Hentian Putra, which belongs to the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

UDA also said the unused Hang Tuah facility was for urban buses that it said were already operating at the site.

The upgrading work at Puduraya is expected to take four months to complete.

For more information, call the hotline at 03-2078 7017 / 03-2078 6018.
Puduraya facelift delayed

JOHOR BARU: The rainy season has caused a delay in the completion of the upgrading works of the Puduraya bus terminal.

UDA Holdings Bhd chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said he expected the construction of the terminal’s exterior building to be completed by next month.

About 95% of the renovation work had been completed so far, he added.

“Most of the renovation work has been completed except for the exterior.

“The construction on the front entrance and other parts of the building was delayed due to the bad weather,” he said.

“Initially, the renovation of the terminal was scheduled to be completed by Dec 31, but this delay will push the deadline further,” he added

However, Nur Jazlan said UDA had warned the contractors to complete the renovation work within the allocated time or face a fine for late completion.

“They had promised us that the renovation would be completed by the year’s end. We will not hesitate to impose a fine for late completion should the contractors delay the work further,” he told a press conference here on Saturday.

Nur Jazlan hoped that the contractors would follow the schedule and avoid a financial penalty.

UDA was tasked with the RM52mil upgrading works of the terminal. The Puduraya terminal resumes operations next month.
mmg x percaya hehe
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Wow! is this puduraya ? macam x percaya jer...:lol:
good idea...lagipun situ backpackers paradise...
Tune hotel should take over that hotel!
UTC Ctr....no longer Terminal Bus Station but also Govmt Ofis 1stop ctr....ada Bank,Post Off,TNB,TM,Zakat,Kedai Runcit 1M,Kedai Kain 1M,Kedai Buku 1M....sangat baguz....
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