Three ways to cut Puduraya jams

KUALA LUMPUR: A number of steps are being considered to reduce traffic congestion at Puduraya, said Federal Territo-ries Minister Senator Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin.

“There are three strategic steps, including having waiting areas for buses, taxis and passengers.

“We hope to see results by mid June,” he told reporters after joining a gotong-royong campaign at Jalan Ang Seng yesterday.

Another measure was to introduce online ticketing – a move that would significantly reduce traffic congestion during festivals and school holiday periods.

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

“We hope the licensing board can discuss the proposal with bus operators and introduce the online ticketing service soon,” said Raja Nong Chik.

He added several measures were already in place, such as banning ticket touts and closing illegal ticket booths.

Raja Nong Chik said a face lift for Puduraya was also in the pipeline and upgrading works were expected to take between three and six months.

On April 25, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak went on a walkabout to Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Puduraya and said he wanted an immediate action plan to reduce traffic congestion in both areas.

The Star

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