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Monday, April 20, 2009

Klang Sentral routes to stay

Move is reducing traffic jams in town, says council
Monday, April 20th, 2009 07:28:00
Bus pick up points
THE Klang Municipal Council is sticking by the various bus routing changes announced when Klang Sentral opened to replace the old bus terminal.

Despite numerous complaints from the public, its public relations officer Norfiza Mahfiz said in a statement:

“The Klang Sentral relocation committee has decided to keep the changes, as it is clear these changes are easing the traffic jams in town.

“Even though this is not what everybody in the committee wanted, it is a majority decision.”

The council has listed seven pickup points around Klang town to help ease traffic congestion and make it convenient for commuters.

The seven pickup points are along Jalan Baharu, Jalan Pasar, Lebuh Tapah, Jalan Mantin and Lorong Kepayang, (see table). Meru State assemblyman Dr Abdul Rani Osman echoed Norfiza response and asked all parties to respect the majority decision.

Sri Muda assemblyman Mat Shuhaimi Shafie explained that the committee members were sincerely working for the comfort of residents in Klang.

It was reported that many bus operators were furious when told to move to the spanking new RM12 million Klang Sentral bus terminal in November.

As it is on Jalan Meru and away from the town centre, the decision was not well received by many — since it made it difficult for commuters in South Klang. Norf iza also said the council would take immediate action against illegally erected stalls around Lebuh Kepayang as part of its move to rid the town of illegal traders

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