A bus stop ‘too far away’

A student crossing Jalan Cheras to a bus stop that is in front of Caltexpetrol station on the other side.

BUS commuters in Taman Connaught and Taman Bukit Hijau have to dash across Jalan Cheras to get to the bus stop in front of Caltex petrol station, as there is no pedestrian bridge.  

They are appealing for an overhead pedestrian bridge to be built there.  

Buses from Kuala Lumpur and Rapid KL transit station stop there before proceeding to inner parts of Cheras.  

Hence, those going to other parts of Cheras will also have to wait for buses at the stop, too.  

Vehicles are travelling at high speed and commuters sometimes have to wait for 15 minutes to cross the road.  

“It is really diffucult to cross over,” said student Joey Liew, 16 who walks from her school in Taman Connaught to the bus stop.  

“It's even harder on the KL-bound side of the road, there's no traffic light so the cars won't slow down. Luckily my friends and I often walk together, so some cars will give way when they see such a large group of students but we have to dash across,” she added.  

Another student, Joelah Charles, 16, said it is ridiculous for the students to dash across the road every day.  

“We have always wanted to have a bridge here. It used to be easier because the road was narrower and there were traffic lights. We could walk across when the cars stopped.  

“Now that the road is being upgraded, cars are travelling faster and the traffic lights will be removed soon,” she said.  

Cars travel at high speed on the road, making it harder for commuters tocross the road. It’ll be even worse when the traffic lights are removed.

Natasha Subandi, 16, said the existing overhead bridge in front of Leisure Mall, which was erected recently, is too far for them.  

She hopes that the road concessionaire would consider building another bridge near the Caltex petrol station because many commuters, including students, disembark there.  

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