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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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wOW.. many thanksss!!

MORE THAN EXPECTED!!! :cheers:
kawasan pudu tu...........(sekitar puduraya)juga perlu berubah wajah...................
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.
From flickr

sayang seribu kali sayang.................projek plaza rakyat office tower cantik dan tinggi....tapi projek macam 20 tahun akan datang baru siap.........dah xsabar nak tunggu plaza rakyat siap...
kalau projek 100 tingkat PNB confirm,siap dalam masa 2 tahun,gerenti plaza rakyat masih camtu.dah jadi tempat jin.
sayang seribu kali sayang.................projek plaza rakyat office tower cantik dan tinggi....tapi projek macam 20 tahun akan datang baru siap.........dah xsabar nak tunggu plaza rakyat siap...
I gave up on plaza rakyat long time ago ,only i wish if dbkl can make the developer to bring it up to the street level and turned it into a holding bay for the buses waiting to pick up pax
instead of all the buses waiting along jalan pudu.Also i really dont see a good reason enough to justify the amount of money they spending on puduraya when bandar tasik selatan terminal is coming on line soon.
Puduraya congestion remains
By BAVANI M and JAYAGANDHI JAYARAJ
Photos by NORAFIFI EHSAN

THE RM6mil bus depot in Jalan Hang Tuah which was built to ease Puduraya’s gridlock is not serving its purpose as it is underused and congestion woes continue to plague folk

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THE RM6.1mil bus holding bay in Jalan Hang Tuah which was built recently to ease congestion in Puduraya is underused.:eek:hno:

A check at the site during the weekend and yesterday during the morning and evening found that there were fewer than 10 buses parked at the bay – a stark contrast to the scene at Puduraya which showed buses lined up bumper to bumper and causing massive congestion along the road.


Work in progress: The renovation plans include stalls on the rooftop area of the Puduraya Bus Terminal.

The holding bay was specifically built for express buses to wait at the holding point instead of parking outside the terminal while waiting to pick up or drop off passengers.

The holding bay is built on a 1.9ha piece of land belonging to the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL). It is managed by UDA Holdings Bhd and regulated by the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board. If fully used, the bay is able to accommodate 135 buses.

Other facilities at the holding bay include a cafeteria, surau, an office, guard post as well as public parking for cars and motorcycles.

During the Chinese New Year celebration, the road in front of the terminal had been reduced from a two-lane road into a single lane, causing massive congestion with traffic stretching almost a kilometre long.

“What is the point of building something and not making use of it,’’ asked a disgruntled taxi driver who only wished to be identified as Siva.

Siva, who had received a booking to pick up a passenger from Puduraya yesterday said he was caught in a 30-minute gridlock in front of the terminal.

“Luckily the passenger waited for me instead of taking another taxi and my trip to Puduraya was not wasted,’’ he said.

Meanwhile, hotels and restaurants located along Jalan Pudu also lament about the massive congestion along the road which they claim is affecting their business.

“Last week, a busload of tourists from Taiwan who were supposed to have dinner at my restaurant did not turn up. I suspect the bad traffic jam forced them to go elsewhere,’’ complained the owner of a Chinese restaurant.

A source at Swiss Garden Hotel Kuala Lumpur said the congestion had inconvenienced the businesses along Jalan Pudu, particularly the stretch where the hotel is situated.

“Imagine being stuck just outside of the hotel for 40 minutes because the buses are blocking our path,’’ she said.

“We have highlighted this matter to the authorities many times and to be fair, the DBKL enforcement officers have made sure that the buses do not park on the yellow boxes. But one cannot expect them to be there all day,’’ she said, adding that long- term solutions were clearly needed to resolve the perennial city problem.

Meanwhile, UDA Holdings Bhd is expected to call for a press conference next month to announce the closing of the 30-year-old terminal to facilitate renovation work.

According to UDA sources who are working at the Puduraya terminal, the south-bound bus services will soon be shifted to the bus holding bay in Jalan Hang Tuah, while northbound services will be based at the Jalan Duta station.

A whopping RM52mil was allocated to turn the terminal into a modern and comprehensive transportation hub, with the first phase of work costing RM4.2mil completed last September. The second phase will start next month.

Although some feel the area might be less congested when the terminal is closed for renovation work, there are those who feel that other problems may crop up.

Bus driver Hanapiah Ismail, 45, is one who thinks that matters will become a lot worse than before.


Troublesome: Some passengers are forced to walk far to board their buses.

“South-bound drivers will have a tough time getting into the Hang Tuah holding bay as Jalan Hang Tuah is usually congested and it will take an hour or more to enter and pick up passengers,” he said.

Bukit Bintang MP Fung Kui Lun anticipates that the traffic situation will become worse in the future.

“A traffic impact assessment and a feasibility study should have been carried out in the first place before deciding to open a bus holding bay in Jalan Hang Tuah,’’ he said.

“It is going to create congestion in surrounding areas like Jalan Imbi and Jalan Bukit Bintang,’’ he added.

When contacted a source from the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board (CVLB) denied that the Jalan Hang Tuah hold bay was underused.

“Although the place may look empty in the late mornings and afternoons, the area is fully used during peak hours, particularly between 7am and 9am and from 4pm onwards.

“It does help to ease out peak hour traffic madness,” said the source.

Meanwhile, a spokesman from UDA Holdings Bhd said traffic congestion around Jalan Pudu only occurred during festive seasons when the bus operators increased their number of buses to cater to the high demand.

She said the traffic situation had been made worse due to the ongoing work at Puduraya whereby few of the bus platforms could not be used because of the upgrading work.


Under control: Mahpoz Adam Shah, 57, checking the docking slips before letting the buses enter Puduraya.

“We are going to widen the platform area by demolishing part of the staircase and relook the express bus schedule,” she said, adding that there were also cases where the buses arrived later than scheduled and headed straight to the Puduraya Terminal for their next trip, disrupting the schedule of other buses waiting to pick up passengers.

She added that UDA was also coordinating with the authorities to issue traffic summonses to buses parked illegally in Jalan Pudu and Jalan Hang Tuah.

“We hope that once the upgrading work is completed, it will ease the traffic congestion along Jalan Pudu,” she added.
Temporary closing of Puduraya!

Puduraya congestion remains

Meanwhile, UDA Holdings Bhd is expected to call for a press conference next month to announce the closing of the 30-year-old terminal to facilitate renovation work.

According to UDA sources who are working at the Puduraya terminal, the south-bound bus services will soon be shifted to the bus holding bay in Jalan Hang Tuah, while northbound services will be based at the Jalan Duta station.

A whopping RM52mil was allocated to turn the terminal into a modern and comprehensive transportation hub, with the first phase of work costing RM4.2mil completed last September. The second phase will start next month.

Although some feel the area might be less congested when the terminal is closed for renovation work, there are those who feel that other problems may crop up.

Bus driver Hanapiah Ismail, 45, is one who thinks that matters will become a lot worse than before.
Wow, closing puduraya for short term!

Cheers, m
Puduraya bakal berubah wajah
Oleh FARHANA HANIM MOHD. MYDIN 26 Februari 2010



HENTIAN Puduraya bakal berubah wajah dan menyediakan kemudahan
yang lebih baik dan selesa kepada orang ramai tidak lama lagi.

KUALA LUMPUR - Penutupan Hentian Puduraya di sini selama empat bulan untuk proses ubahsuai yang dijangka bermula pada pertengahan Mac ini bakal merubah wajah hentian bas utama di ibu negara itu setelah 34 tahun beroperasi.

Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan dan Kesejahteraan Bandar, Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin berkata, melalui pengubahsuaian terbaru itu, kawasan menunggu di bahagian bawah Puduraya akan ditambah dengan pendingin hawa dan diperbesarkan tiga kali ganda sementara medan selera dipindahkan ke tingkat atas.

"Pengubahsuaian ini dijangka siap sebelum Hari Raya Aidilfitri dan bakal memberi lebih keselesaan kepada pengguna tetapi tarikh tepat penutupan itu masih belum dimuktamadkan," katanya kepada pemberita selepas membuat tinjauan di Hentian Puduraya semalam.

Turut hadir ialah Pengurus Besar Kanan UDA Holdings Berhad, Shytul Shahryn Mohamad Shaari.

Raja Nong Chik berharap orang ramai dapat memahami sebab-sebab penutupan Hentian Puduraya yang dibuat untuk kebaikan mereka pada masa hadapan.

Jelasnya, sepanjang tempoh penutupan itu, hentian bas sementara dibina di Jalan Galloway berhampiran Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen (IPK) Kuala Lumpur dan ia sudah siap untuk digunakan oleh para penumpang bas ekspres bagi destinasi ke selatan manakala Hentian Duta akan digunakan untuk bas-bas yang mengendalikan perkhidmatan perjalanan ke utara.
Reduce public discomfort during renovation period, Puduraya management told
By BAVANI M
Photo by P. NATHAN

THE management of the Puduraya Terminal has been instructed to come up with a plan to minimise the inconvenience to commuters and motorists as well those living and working in the surrounding area when the bus terminal closes for renovation work next month.

Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin told reporters yesterday during a site inspection that UDA Holdings Berhad had been instructed to ensure that any stress or discomfort to the people were reduced during the period.

“It will take about four months for Puduraya to undergo refurbishing work and there will be some disruption during that period, but please be patient and bear with us as this is just temporary,’’ Nong Chik said.

The minister said agencies like the Comercial Vehicles Licensing Board (CVLB), Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and the police had been told to beef up enforcement during the renovation period to ensure that buses do not hog the road in front of the terminal.

Nong Chik also visited the bus holding bay in Jalan Hang Tuah which was built for south-bound express buses.

“The buses are supposed to park at the Hang Tuah holding bay and not outside Puduraya anymore. Drivers should make use of the facilities that have been built for their comfort,’’ he added.

The minister was commenting on a recent report in The Star regarding the worsening congestion in the Puduraya area.

While he emphathised with the people, Nong Chik said there must also be a compromise on this matter as the long-term benefits would certainly outweigh the discomforts they were now facing.

Meanwhile, UDA Holdings Berhad senior general manager Shytul Shahryn Mohamad Shaari said he would do everything possible to cut down on the discomfort to the public during the next four months.

It was earlier reported that Puduraya’s congestion is getting from bad to worse despite the presence of the bus holding bay in Jalan Hang Tuah.

The situation was particularly chronic during the Chinese New Year celebrations recently when the road in front of the terminal had been reduced from a two-lane road into a single lane, causing massive congestion with traffic stretching almost a kilometre long.

However, during Nong Chik’s visit yesterday, traffic was back to normal and the number of buses parked outside the terminal was greatly reduced.

This was probably due to the large number of enforcement officers from the DBKL stationed at the site.
WHAT A WASTE of money why cant they just not figure that the location is just not right!May be in the late 70s it was ok not anymorelah.
^^ u're right dengilo. The problems regarding puduraya such as traffic congestion..express busses clogging up the roads in the area.. can be easily alleviated just by relocating the interstate bus terminal to some other location. As simple as that.
The whole idea of building the new terminal at tasik selatan and gombak is to put the end of puduraya once and for all but NOOOOOOO they would rather still spend more money i simply loose count how many time they renovated this building!:bash:
^^ u're right dengilo. The problems regarding puduraya such as traffic congestion..express busses clogging up the roads in the area.. can be easily alleviated just by relocating the interstate bus terminal to some other location. As simple as that.
What if we make it to become an ampang ling-future line interchange station and a shopping mall builded over the stations, or reserved for Plaza Rakyat extension?
^^ i think the next plan for pudu raya is to be a intercity bus hub. that is after tasik selatan and gombak terminals has been put up...
yup...it's time to turn puduraya into an intercity hub..not in it's present state..
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