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Tuesday April 13, 2010

Bukit Jalil takes over as express bus terminal

KUALA LUMPUR: North and south-bound travellers now have to take their buses at Bukit Jalil following the four-month closure of the Puduraya bus terminal.

The closure, which took effect yesterday, is to facilitate upgrading and renovation works at the Pudu-raya terminal.

However, many were unaware of the change and turned up at the terminal.

Temporary site: Passengers waiting to board a bus at the Bukit Jalil Complex Parking Lot F Monday.

Although notices were put up to indicate shuttle buses were being provided by RapidKL at a fee of RM2, from Puduraya to Bukit Jalil and vice-versa, passengers said the signs were not visible enough and they only realised the terminal was closed upon seeing all the shutters down.

Traders operating in the terminal were also unhappy that they were given less than a week’s notice to move to the new site.

Some demolition works started yesterday as hawker stalls in the food court were taken down.

Taxi services to Genting High-lands, however, are still operating from the terminal.

The Bukit Jalil Complex Parking Lot F, which serves as the new temporary site, only serves passengers headed north and south while east-bound travellers still have to board the bus at Hentian Putra.

For details, call 03-2078 6018 or 03-2078 7017.

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