Thursday, September 20, 2012

UTC in Pudu Sentral

Pudu Sentral has been given a lifeline after being renovated for numerous times with the latest being used as part of Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) whereby government agencies such as Immigration Department, National Registration Department and many others.

People has been having difficulties to access government services due to short working hours and inefficient civil servants for decades.

UPDATE: A check on morning revealed that all passengers are frustrated with the change and inconvenience caused by the construction of stage at Jalan Pudu / Tun Tan Cheng Lock.

All buses queued along Jalan Pudu, opposite Citin Hotel to pick up passengers. As a result of that, massive congestion around Pudu Sentral area (Jalan Pudu, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Jalan Hang Tuah)

Schedules of buses are all delayed by 1 to 2 hours due to difficulty to pick up and drop off passengers at Pudu Sentral.

According to Bernama, traffic at Pudu Sentral bus terminal will see changes for the launch of the Urban Transformation Centre UTC) by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Saturday (Sept 22).

Exterior of UTC in Pudu Sentral

Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) in a statement today said buses operating at Pudu Sentral were asked to take and drop passengers along Jalan Pudu (adjacent to Pudu Sentral) from Sept 20-21.

[KVMRT: Buses for Tanjung Malim - KL express will depart at bus stop in front of Mydin, Sinar Kota. For Seremban - KL express bus will start at Pasar Seni LRT Station.]

"Jalan Pudu will be closed from 10pm on Sept 21 until 3pm on Sept 22. Passengers can board buses at Jalan Hang Tuah Terminal," the statement said.

Pudu Sentral will resume normal operation on Sunday morning (Sept 23). Passengers are advised to use Ampang Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) to and from Jalan Hang Tuah station and to follow directives, posters and signboards.

SPAD said the changes will also include "Purple Line" GoKL bus service from Bukit Bintang to Pasar Seni station from 6am on Sept 20 to 3pm on Sept 22.

[KVMRT: The setting up of main stage and canopy at main road is totally absurd. The organiser of the event must apologise to all passenger and bus operators for causing inconvenience to them.]