JOHOR BARU: The Taman Sri Putri bus stop in Skudai will no longer be used from April 1.
Johor Baru Central Municipal Council (MPJBT) president Salehuddin Hassan said the bus stop causes obstruction and poses a danger to other road users.
Travellers using the bus stop, located along the Jalan Skudai main road, will have to use the Taman Universiti bus terminal, which would also start operations on April 1.
“Stage buses are not allowed to drop or pick up passengers from the bus stop,” Salehuddin said in a press conference held at the MPJBT building.
He added that ticket counters at the Taman Sri Putri bus station would be closed too.
Records show that about 30 express buses use the Taman Sri Putri bus stop every hour, and this had led to traffic congestion in the area.
Those failing to adhere to the new ruling can be fined up to RM5,000 or two years’ jail upon conviction under Section 22 of the Land Public Transport Act 2010.
Sallehuddin also added that MPJBT has spent RM1.5mil to upgrade the Taman Universiti bus terminal while the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) spent about RM300,000 to install a computerised system there.
On a separate matter, he said that MPJBT had enforced the coupon system for parking in several areas including Taman Nusa Bestari, Taman Nusa Bestari 2, Taman Bukit Indah, Taman Bukit Indah 2, Taman Nusa Perintis and Ulu Tiram.
“We will put up notices and also signboards to inform the public about the matter,” he said.