Wednesday, July 29, 2015

KL City Grand Prix 2015

The upcoming first Kuala Lumpur City Grand Prix has caught public a surprise following road closures that will take place on Friday (7 August to 9 August).

Below is the traffic management plan by organiser.
Road closures during the race

Among major roads that will be closed are part of Jalan Ampang, part of Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Perak and Jalan P. Ramlee.

Pedestrian walkway during the race (before 6pm)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Klang Valley MRT underground station concept

Quartz formation inspired the architectural design concept of the ground level entrance structures for the seven underground stations of Klang Valley MRT: Muzium Negara, Pasar Seni, Merdeka, Bukit Bintang, Tun Razak Exchange, Cochrane and Maluri.

The Aecom-Veritas team is in charge of Muzium Negara, Pasar Seni, Merdeka and Bukit Bintang stations, all of which are located in heavily built-up urban sites, while the Mott MacDonald-NEUformation team took care of Tun Razak Exchange, Cochrane and Maluri, all located in sites that are currently being transformed by large, mixed development projects.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sg Buloh - Putrajaya Line public display

MRT Corp has put up the public display for the upcoming Sg Buloh - Putrajaya Line over the period of months before obtaining approval from SPAD.

The underground cross section. 

p/s: All images used in above belongs to MRT Corp. We held no responsibility for any copyright infringement and misused by any means.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Seremban-Port Dickson highway go fully electronic

Toll concessionaire PLUS will be introducing toll free highway system for all earliest by 2018.

Only TnG and SmartTAG to be accepted at all toll plazas.

This coming June 1, all toll transactions at both toll plazas on the Seremban-Port Dickson Highway (SPDH) will be conducted electronically via PLUSMiles cards, Touch ‘n Go cards or SmartTAGs.

Frequent users are advised to purchase preloaded RM5 PLUSMiles Touch ‘n Go cards at a promotional rate of RM5 (card is free) at both toll plazas beginning 1 May until 31 August 2015

In addition, the public can also purchase SmartTAGs at a promotional rate of RM104.95 (inclusive of 6% GST) at Mambau and Lukut Toll Plazas beginning 1 May until 30 June 2015 (while stock lasts).

Example of savings by using PlusMiles card.

Other toll plazas that are fully electronic:

  1. Perling Toll Plaza on the Linkedua Highway
  2. Kempas Toll Plaza on the North-South Expressway in Johor in January 2014
  3. Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau Toll Plazas on the Federal Highway Route 2 (FHR2) in November 2014.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Station name for Sg Buloh - Kajang Line

Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd has finalised names for the 31 MRT stations located on the Sungai Buloh-Kajang line, also known as Line 1.

“The name changes are to better reflect the locality of the station,” MRT Corp CEO Datuk Wira Azhar Abdul Hamid said in a press briefing here yesterday.

Citing the Titiwangsa monorail station built more than a decade ago as an example, Azhar said it was actually in the vicinity of the Pekeliling flats and bus stand, rather than Titiwangsa per se.

“We want to avoid this situation from recurring. A commuter should know where he is when he arrives at any MRT station, and this is why we have tweaked the provisional station names,” Azhar said, adding that the Prime Minister had personally approved the final list.

“He made one or two changes after we presented our proposal to him,” said Azhar, who was probably holding his final press conference as MRT Corp CEO as he will be stepping down on Dec 21.

A MRT Corp official confirmed the new CEO would be announced by early next January.

Azhar also defended MRT Corp’s decision not to hold a public contest to name the stations, saying that all would like to see their own choices picked, making a satisfactory conclusion impossible.

Major changes include naming the Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh station (next to the Sungai Buloh station) as Kampung Selamat. Kwasa Land, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Employees Provident Fund, is set to gain further prominence as the Kota Damansara and Taman Industri Sungai Buloh stations will be named Kwasa Damansara and Kwasa Sentral respectively.

The KL Sentral station will be named Muzium Negara, as the footprint of the station is actually at the door of the National Museum, while the Tun Razak Exchange will be the final name for the interchange station formerly known as Pasar Rakyat.

Plaza Phoenix will be called Taman Connaught, which was also announced as a future interchange station between Line 1 and the proposed Line 2.

“We decided to drop the name Plaza Phoenix as there is no guarantee that the building would not be sold and renamed by the new owner.

“We took all these factors into consideration in coming up with this final list,” said Azhar.