In an try to encourage extra individuals to make use of public transport within the metropolis, Kuala Lumpur metropolis corridor (DBKL) and Speedy Bus have initiated a trial mission to implement a devoted bus lane on Jalan Ampang throughout peak hours, starting from immediately (July 3).
Set to run for six months, the mission will cowl a 3 km stretch from the Risda constructing to the Jalan Tun Razak intersection, and might be in place throughout the 6am to 9am peak hours on weekdays, with plans to increase it to night peak hours, from 5pm to 7pm, within the close to future. A contraflow lane might be in place for motorists heading to Jalan Tun Razak.
Speedy Bus CEO Muhammad Yazurin Sallij informed The Star that the journey time for commuters via Jalan Ampang is predicted to be minimize by 10 minutes with the devoted bus lane. He stated that the mission is concentrating on 30,000 commuters utilising the service day by day, with the target being for town to scale back personal car utilization from 50,000 to 40,000 automobiles.
He stated that 36 buses might be utilised throughout the six-month trial run alongside Jalan Ampang, comprising double-decker buses for Route 300 and DS01 in addition to 9 single-deck buses for Route 303, and that the frequency of buses might be double that at current.
“We’re concentrating on a three-minute frequency. The present frequency is seven to 10 minutes. We plan so as to add 4 or 5 buses for the Jalan Ampang route to scale back ready time,” he informed the publication. The Ampang bus route will encompass seven stops, these being at Risda Constructing, 3 Towers, Gleneagles Hospital, Nice Japanese Mall, Perkeso, Ampwalk Mall and at Proton Edar Jalan Ampang.
Muhammad Yazurin stated the bus fare might be RM1.90 per experience, however inspired commuters to choose up the MY50 month-to-month move, which might assist cut back journey prices. “Commuters can reap the benefits of the park-and-ride facility at Ampang LRT station that has 1,200 parking bays,” he stated, including that if the trial run is a hit, the devoted bus lane throughout peak hours might be made a everlasting schedule.