FT Ministry Steps Up Measures To Reduce Traffic Congestion In Puduraya

KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 (Bernama) — The Federal Territories ministry hope to come out with a short and long term strategic plan to reduce traffic congestion at Puduraya said its minister Senator Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin.

Raja Nong Chik added that to ensure the success of the plan, a number of steps were already in place, including banning ticket touts, illegal ticket booths, banning tourists buses from unloading passengers and providing a reserved parking space to wait for buses.

“There are three strategic steps, both short and long term, to help reduce traffic congestion in the area. The steps will include waiting areas for buses, taxis and passengers and we hope results can be seen by mid-June,” he told reporters after joining a “Gotong Royong” campaign carried out at Jalan Ang Seng here today.

Raja Nong Chik said apart from curbing the illegal tickets sales, the activities of tourists buses that use Puduraya as their pick up, and drop-off, points would also be monitored.

Raja Nong Chik added that a facelift for Puduraya was also in the pipeline and upgrading works are expected to take between three and six months.

Another measure to reduce traffic congestion at Puduraya, the country’s transportation hub for buses, would be the introduction of online ticketing, a move that would significantly reduce traffic congestion during festival and school holiday periods, said Raja Nong Chik.

“We will forward the proposal (online ticketing) to the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board (CVLB).

“We hope CVLB can discuss the proposal with bus operators and introduce the online ticketing service soon,” he said.

On April 25, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who visited Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Puduraya, wanted an immediate action plan to reduce traffic congestion in both areas.


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