THE Selangor government will forward a suggestion by an elected representative to inject life into the Jalan Othman Bus Terminal by introducing food trucks to the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ).
State local government, public transportation and new village development committee chairman Ng Sze Han said MBPJ would have to study its feasibility as the Jalan Othman area was quite busy, its roads narrow and the bus terminal was rather small.
“The city council will have to consider safety and traffic congestion if a food truck site is to be located within the grounds of the bus terminal,” said Ng.
He added that the Jalan Othman Bus Terminal in Section 3 belonged to MBPJ.
“Construction of the 2,300sqm bus terminal’s new look was completed on March 5, 2018,” said Ng in response to Syamsul Firdaus Mohamed Supri’s (PH - Taman Medan) suggestion to bring life to bus terminal in Petaling Jaya.
Ng added that Rapid Bus and PJ City Bus were the two public transport operators at the terminal.
“The bus terminal is a public transportation hub for feeder buses in Petaling Jaya and a transit centre,” he said.
Ng said MBPJ was helping revive the traders’ businesses, at 18 stalls in the terminal, after they were hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.