TWO new bus routes under the Smart Selangor project will start operations next month to complement the newly opened Mass Rapid Transit Sungai Buloh Kajang line.
Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) president Mohd Sayuthi Bakar said the routes would cover Bandar Bukit Mahkota, Bandar Sri Putra, Cheras Perdana and Cheras Selatan.
On complaints that the MRT construction left parts of Kajang town in a mess, Mohd Sayuthi said he has given an assurance that it would be cleaned up.
Mohd Sayuthi also announced that the council’s old office in Kampung Jambu was now occupied by four non-governmental oranisations, namely Pusat Wanita Berdaya, International Wilderness Leadership, MPKj Volunteers and Penggerak Belia Tempatan.
“Since these organisations are working for the betterment of the community, they should rightly have a place to plan their programmes.
“This is the first time the council has offered its premises to NGOs to carry out their work,” said Mohd Sayuthi at the MPKj full board meeting.
Kajang folk can also look forward to using two fully air-conditioned multipurpose halls.
The first, Sri Cempaka Hall in Saujana Impian, has been completed at a cost of RM15mil and can accommodate 800.
The groundbreaking ceremony for a second multipurpose hall, which can seat 500 in Bandar Bukit Mahkota, is expected to take place next month.
Mohd Sayuthi also announced that to combat the dengue menace, MPKj would be working with three other councils – Petaling Jaya City Council, Hulu Selangor District Council and Kuala Langat District Council – to conduct joint operations in Taman Kantan Permai, Bandar Teknologi Kajang, Sungai Jelok and Taman Saujana Impian.
Mohd Sayuthi also announced that an allocation of RM70,200 had been given to the council to tackle the problem of abandoned cars.
As many as 350 vehicles have been identified for towing.
Mohd Sayuthi expressed disappointment that most of the vehicles were abandoned by owners who did not want to take responsibility for disposing off the vehicles themselves.