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What about lighting and ventilations?

The facade seem to be blocking. I shutter to think how an already bad situation is being made worse.

That's the quality of architecture? Green mindset?
U dont have to worry. the ventilation inside puduraya is way better than 10yrs back. They already address the issues regarding on ventilation earlier. Been there couples of times before the station being closed to make way for the facelift. :cheers:
 

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ITT-BTS and Puduraya terminal fully ready in March
Friday February 18, 2011
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/2/18/nation/8063002&sec=nation



Almost done: The Puduraya bus terminal, which will reopen on March 1, is going through some final upgrading works at present.

KUALA LUMPUR: The new Integrated Transport Terminal-Bandar Tasik Selatan (ITT-BTS) as well as the Puduraya Bus Terminal would be fully operational in March, said Land Public Transport Commission Chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar.

“Both terminals will ensure the smoothness of travel for all bus passengers and convenience for the bus operators as well.

“The ITT-BTS will cater to southbound express buses while northbound express buses will use Puduraya.

“The Puduraya terminal will also cater to intracity buses,” he said.

He added that the introduction of both terminals did not trigger any objection from the bus operators.

“We expect both terminals to offer the best connectivity for the passengers,” he said.

South-bound commuters from Kuala Lumpur have already begun to enjoy the state-of-the-art ITT-BTS which was opened to the public on Jan 1.

Maju Terminal Management and Services (TMAS), the newly-appointed operator for the ITT-BTS, said the terminal, which is situated far from crowded city centre, would be well received by the public.

The terminal provides commuters ease of connectivity to the existing Bandar Tasik Selatan rail connections where the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) Komuter, Express Rail Link (ERL) Transit and Rapid KL Light Rail Transit (LRT) are in operation.

Covering a development area of approximately 49 acres, the terminal complex has six floors, 55 bus platforms, 150 taxi bays, 1,000 parking bays and 1,800 seats for the public within the fully air-conditioned waiting halls.

The ITT-BTS is expected to decongest about 500 to 600 buses from the city centre.

“Adhering to the ‘green’ effort by the world community, the ITT-BTS is also surrounded by over 10,000 species of flora and has Central Vacuum System that ensures cleanliness and hygiene of the terminal,” said TMAS in a statement here.

Meanwhile, the Puduraya bus station will open its doors on March 1, bringing relief to regular stage bus passengers who prefer the location.

The station was closed in April 2010 for upgrading works involving a cost of RM52mil.

The task was to have been completed by the end of last year but the project was delayed due to additional work on the base of the building.

The terminal is set to be relaunched with a host of facilities to improve the level of transportation services.

The upgrade comes with some main highlights that will undoubtedly ease problems for travellers.

There are two escalators heading to the basement where buses are parked and one travellator from a new main entrance to the ground floor.

Heat from the bus engines and smoke will no longer affect the passengers at the ground floor with the new air-conditioned waiting area.

“There are also two passenger lifts from the main entrance and four escalators to the second floor,” said Uda Holdings Bhd senior general manager (corporate services division) Abd Rashid Atan.

Other new features include ticket counters on the first floor, a surau on the second floor and a food court on the fourth floor.

“To date, close to 95% of upgrading works have been completed,” he said.

All the 198 previous tenants including bus operators, food outlets, retail outlets, convenient stores and baggage storage will return to Puduraya. According to sources, there will be 51 ticket counters for 72 bus companies.
 

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Puduraya bus terminal opening postponed to April 16
Published: Friday February 18, 2011 MYT 6:34:00 PM
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/2/18/nation/20110218184444&sec=nation

KUALA LUMPUR: The scheduled re-opening of the Puduraya bus terminal on March 1 has to be postponed to April 16 as upgrading works at the premises have yet to be completed.

As such, the temporary bus terminal at Bukit Jalil will continue to be operational for the time being, Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said Friday.

He said the decision was made following a discussion with UDA Holdings Berhad, which is the developer of the Puduraya Terminal, and the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).

"Facilities at this terminal have to be further improved. I am not satisfied because the ceiling at some places is very low, while the escalator, lift and others have yet to be tested and commissioned," he told reporters after visiting the Puduraya Terminal here.

He was accompanied by the ministry's Deputy Secretary-General (Planning and Development) Datuk Bakaruddin Othman, its Deputy Secretary-General (Urban Wellbeing and Management) Datuk Adnan Md Ikhsan and Uda Holdings Berhad managing director Datuk Jaafar Abu Hassan.

Upgrading works at the Puduraya Terminal began in June 2009 at a cost of RM52mil.

Meanwhile, Jaafar said former traders at Puduraya who had moved to Bukit Jalil, would be given priority in the allotment of business stalls at the refurbished Puduraya Terminal.

"For those who did not move to Bukit Jalil, we will compensate them for their losses by exempting them from paying rental between six and seven months," he said.

On the Integrated Transportation Terminal-Bandar Tasik Selatan (TBS-BTS), which will be opened on March 1, Jaafar said Uda Holdings would cooperate with the Road Transport Department and SPAD to overcome problems of ticket touts. - Bernama
 

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From yesterday's TV show on Astro AEC


FT Minister visits the newly renovated bus terminal


Stairs leading to bus platforms


Food court


Waiting hall, air-conditioned!


Bus platforms, new ventilation system can be seen here, not sure if it is disabled friendly
 
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