Search This Blog

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Puduraya bus terminal...

The puduraya bus terminal, now deserted and the government wanted to make renovation as well as to get the whole place more organised. Over the years, this bus terminal never rest as it was frequently loaded by a large number of buses as well as the the passengers. Those from Northern and Southern states that took public transportation to Klang Valley should be very familiar with the Puduraya Bus Terminal.
I still remember how congested, how bad the traffic jams and also how terrible and horrible the look of Puduraya when I took the bus from there up to Northern State. I found out that the Puduraya bus terminal was so unorganised, having all sort of stinky smell at the basement portion as well as the heat when waiting for bus to arrive before boarding them.
The buses operators, keep on shouting and luring passengers to buy tickets from their counter, as well as those unauthorised black sheep trying to sell their tickets to earn more. Usually this happened during peak hours and peak days for returning home-state. The ticketing price never been clearly stated. The bus tickets operators never been honest to the passengers. All they did were to get you purchased their tickets whereby the claimed the bus already waiting for get passengers in; also mentioning that they will be departing on time! What the heck! All are liars. Since when this bus tickets operators been honest? I had been cheated to purchase a ticket with a double pricing with an excuse that the bus was a holiday-usage bus used for vacation. The bus was waiting to get passengers at that moment, and those who wanted to get to the destination on time will be interested. Furthermore, that was peak hours, and weekend which was a good time to return home-state. This is how the bus operators earn extra income. They lure you to purchase their tickets, and little did I know that the bus was not there and they keep on explaining that the traffic jams caused it to be late. How on earth it will be late, if the bus operators mentioned that the bus already waiting to depart? Liars!
Now that I had owned a car, I never will go back to Puduraya, unless it is very necessary. Anyway, the Puduraya bus terminal now was shut down and relocated temporary.......I will felt that the residents at the nearby area will relief for a smoother traffic at surrounding... (Well, that's my opinion). There are still available operators for destination such as Genting Highland. I wonder how would the Puduraya Bus terminal looks like, when the renovation is done.
The Puduraya bus terminal should be given a new look. There are a lot of foreign passengers taking buses from Puduraya bus terminal to various places. For my point of view, I would expect the Puduraya to actually shifted to a more spacious place, rather than to stay congested in the same Puduraya with limited space available. How on earth that the traffic over there at Puduraya will be fine, if every now and then the same small place even have more and more buses, passengers, as well as taxi and private vehicles?
Since this bus terminal has to bear buses from both North and South, I suppose the bus terminal deserve to be expanded?

No comments: