Buses forced to detour as access route blocked by parked cars

The driver of this feeder bus along Jalan Tasik Permaisuri 2 is careful not to knock into cars parked along the road shoulder. — AZMAN GHANI/The Star

RESIDENTS living near Taman Tasik Permaisuri in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, are reminded not to park their vehicles along road shoulders that block access of feeder buses into the area.

Buses on route T402, which usually pass through Jalan Tasik Permaisuri 2 at 30-minute intervals daily, have had to take a detour through Jalan Tasik Permaisuri 1, heading towards Jalan Budiman, since last month.

Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd in a statement to StarMetro said this was a problem, especially during morning rush hours, weekends and public holidays.

“Our buses have to take a detour if the roads are found to be unsafe.

“We urge motorists to not park their vehicles on the road shoulder, so that our normal operations can resume, ” said company chief executive officer Muhammad Yazurin Sallij Muhammad Yasin.

In a separate statement on its Facebook, RapidKL said the detour meant that its buses could not stop by Suasana Lumayan condominium and Wisma Zelan, both located in Jalan Tasik Permaisuri 2.

Also not able to be serviced are SM Sains Selangor and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre in Jalan Yaacob Latiff.

Cheras resident Zaki Yusof said motorists should think about those relying on buses to commute.

Zuraida Osman suggested for RapidKL to cooperate with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to monitor the areas for traffic obstructions.

Another resident Nurul Ain Sulaiman said the congested road would also restrict access to fire engines during emergencies.

A check by StarMetro on a weekday found a motorist being slapped with a compound by DBKL.

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