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Raja Nong Chik pleased with improvement made at Puduraya terminal

FEDERAL Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said the newly-upgraded Puduraya Terminal is much better than the one in New York.

Nong Chik, who visited New York recently, had the opportunity to use the city’s transport terminal and finds the Puduraya Terminal superior.

“The people have to love the facilities here and change their attitude about Puduraya. Do not treat the Puduraya of today as you did the Puduraya of yesterday,’’ he said.

Nong Chik, who made his first working visit to the terminal on Thursday after it was opened to the public on April 16, said he was pleased with the progress of the terminal.

Keeping tabs - Nong Chik with Jaafar (left) checking the CCTV room at the Puduraya terminal

Keeping tabs - Nong Chik with Jaafar (left) checking the CCTV room at the Puduraya terminal

The minister commended UDA Holdings Berhad for the improvements, especially in terms of passengers’ convenience and comfort.

“I was also told the terminal’s surau, which can accommodate 600 people now, has been given the go ahead from Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department (Jawi) to conduct Friday prayers soon,’’ he said.

UDA Holdings managing director Datuk Jaafar Abu Hassan said the management was working together with the traders at the terminal to iron out problems relating to high rental and matters like lack of business at the food court on the 4th floor.

“We are talking to them and will look into their grouses,’’ he said.

Puduraya terminal was opened in 1976 by the late Prime Minister Tun Hussein Onn.

It underwent a massive upgrade following a directive from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who visited the terminal during one of his walkabouts last year.

It caters to all inter-city buses and north-bound express buses.

Source: The Star


Puduraya Bus Terminal Opens On April 16

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 (Bernama) — 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 complete.

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) Friday.

“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 RM52 million.

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 Puduraya Terminal.

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

On the Integrated Transportation Terminal-Bandar Tasik Selatan (TBS-BTS) which will be opened on March 1, SPAD general manager and head of state operations and terminal licensing, Fuad Ahmad, said SPAD would cooperate with the Road Transport Department to overcome problems of ticket touts.

Source:  BERNAMA