Another Modern Landmark Of Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 26 – The new integrated transport terminal in Bandar Tasik Selatan here, which starts operating on Jan 1, will make life more comfortable for commuters.
While improving the public transportation service, the RM570 million terminal will ease traffic congestion in the city centre.
The terminal is equipped with advanced features, including centralised 24-hour customer service facilities, e-ticketing counters, public information display systems, dedicated halls for arrivals and departures, an executive lounge, suraus and WiFi service. It even has rooms
for changing nappies.
The terminal also caters for the disabled, with directional tiles, lowered counters and special toilets, elevators and ramps.
Covering 19.8 hectares, the six-floor terminal has 55 bus platforms, 150 taxi bays, 1,000 parking bays (with special parking bays for women) and 1,800 seats for the public in its fully air-conditioned waiting halls.
The terminal is to help attain the transport ministry target of increasing the use of public transportation in the Klang Valley to 25 per cent in 2012 from the present 16 per cent.
MAJU Terminal Management and Services managing director Roslan Mohd Shariff said the terminal is a continuation of the Kuala Lumpur
Sentral project — only bigger.
“If the terminal is a success, it will be a model for other transport terminals in Malaysia and Southeast Asia,” he told Bernama.
He said the three-colour stripes on the terminal’s logo symbolised the transport systems available — the Rapid KL LRT, Express Rail Link and the KTM Komuter.
Apart from the trains, inter-city buses and taxis are available at the terminal, which is linked to the Sungai Besi Expressway, North-South
Expressway and the Middle Ring Road II.
For security, the terminal is installed with 500 closed-circuit television cameras and has 250 auxiliary policemen attached to it.
“Green technology is widely used at the terminal, especially in the lighting system. It also has a central vacuum system that ensures all rubbish be disposed at the right place,” he said.
A 66-year-old visitor, Kanafiah Kami, declared himself very impressed.
“It’s really nice, beautiful and spacious and will be a tourist attraction,” he said.
The auxiliary policemen around added to his sense of security.
A trader at the terminal, Syahruban Mohammad, said the location was starategic and the surroundings were beautiful and clean.