Sunday, July 17, 2016

LRT users can travel directly between Sentul Timur and Putra Heights from tomorrow

BY BERNAMA - 16 JULY 2016 @ 8:51 PM


KUALA LUMPUR: People using the Light Rail Transit (LRT) for the Sri Petaling-Ampang route can now travel directly between Sentul Timur and Putra Heights, which will be officially known as the LRT Petaling Line from tomorrow.

Prasarana Malaysia Berhad said in a statement today that the full migration of its signalling system for the Sri Petaling-Ampang LRT will be completed at midnight tonight, users no longer need to switch trains at the Sri Petaling Station to travel between Sentul Timur and Putra Heights, which also integrates with the Kelana Jaya LRT line.

“It’s not only easy and smooth, the LRT service is also inexpensive because for travelling from end to end between Sentul Timur and Putra Heights, a distance of 37 kilometres, the fare is only RM3.50 using the MyRapid SMART 30 package.

“For those having concession cards such as senior citizens, students and the disabled, the fare is RM2.40,” the statement said.

According to the statement, the overall Sri Petaling route goes through 29 stations including Puchong, Kinrara, Sri Petaling, Bukit Jalil, Sungai Besi, Bandar Tasik Selatan, Cheras, Bandaraya and Sentul which takes 65 minutes to travel one way.

“From tomorrow, there will be no trips from Sentul Timur operating alternately with trains to Ampang when the new restructured Sri Petaling-Ampang route is implemented.

“With the new structuring, the Ampang Line involving short journeys to eight stations, including Ampang and Chan Sow Lin will be converted into a feeder service with passengers switching trains at the Chan Sow Lin station,” the statement said. --BERNAMA

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/07/158757/lrt-users-can-travel-directly-between-sentul-timur-and-putra-heights-tomorrow

http://www.myrapid.com.my/rail/routes

Friday, July 15, 2016

Illegal stalls near Sentul flats remain a nuisance

Friday, 15 July 2016
BY YVONNE T. NATHAN

Bandar Baru Sentul Phase 3 Flats residents claim the illegal traders have been operating from the semi-permanent stalls for about 20 years. The set-ups are on the pedestrian walkway along Jalan 3/48A, by the entrance to the flats.
  
BANDAR Baru Sentul Phase 3 Flats residents wonder what it will take to permanently clear a row of illegal traders after countless raids over several years.

The illegal traders have set up what look to be semi-permanent stalls on the pedestrian walkway along the busy Jalan 3/48A by the entrance to the flats.

“The stalls have been there for about 20 years now. It started off with four or five stalls but now there are about 20 stalls,” resident Ibrahim Awang, 61, said.

“People have to walk on the road instead of the walkway because the stalls completely block it off, as well as the bus stop along the road,” he said.

Resident Selvarajah Arumugam, 75, added that traffic in the area had worsened as tables and chairs from the stalls, spill over onto the road. Most of the stall operators sell food.

“Jalan 3/48A is used as a main road for traffic headed towards Setapak, but because the chairs and tables are blocking the parking spaces, a part of the road is taken up, which causes traffic problems,” Selvarajah said.

Aside from obstructing the road, several residents said the traders clogged the drains by dumping rubbish into them, resulting in flooding and a growing problem with pests such as cockroaches and rats.

Bandar Baru Sentul Phase 3 Flats Residents Association chairman Jaafar Jalal said he had sent several letters over the years, asking Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to take charge of the situation.

He said in response to these complaints, DBKL officers had issued summonses to the traders but this seemed to have had no effect.

“DBKL also asked us to go up against the illegal traders ourselves, but when we do that, the traders become violent.”

Jaafar claimed when the traders were approached to discuss the situation, it usually came down to physical blows.

“We are not asking City Hall to shut down the traders’ business, but for them to either build a place or move them to a more suitable area with proper facilities,” Jaafar said.

DBKL could not be reached for comment.

http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/community/2016/07/15/illegal-stalls-near-sentul-flats-remain-a-nuisance-residents-say-they-block-walkway-bus-stop-and-add/

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Explosive device found near Sentul railway tracks



Thursday, 14 July 2016 | MYT 10:28 PM
BY JASTIN AHMAD TARMIZI


KUALA LUMPUR: An object believed to be a home-made explosive device was found on Wednesday beside a road in Sentul here.

It is learnt that police were alerted to the object at about 4.35pm Wednesday, by a member of the public at Lorong Kolam Air 9, which runs next to a railroad track in Sentul.

A team of investigators and other personnel from the bomb squad were dispatched to the scene.

It is learnt that the object was a plastic bottle wrapped with paper and plastic.

It is believed that the bottle contained glass shards and ball bearings as well as powder, believed to have been extracted from firecrackers.

When contacted, Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Amar Singh (pic) confirmed the find and said police were investigating the case.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/07/14/explosive-device-found-near-sentul-railway-tracks/

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Denda RM1,000 Untuk Mereka Yang Enggan Asingkan Sisa Di Punca

KUALA LUMPUR, 14 Mei (Bernama) -- Perbadanan Pengurusan Sisa Pepejal dan Pembersihan Awam (SWCorp) akan mengenakan kompaun maksimum sehingga RM1,000 kepada mereka yang enggan melaksanakan pengasingan sisa di punca mulai 1 Jun ini.

Timbalan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (Pengurusan) SWCorp Datuk Zainul Abidin Abdullah berkata pelaksanaan sisa di punca tersebut telah bermula secara berperingkat sejak 1 Sept tahun lalu namun tidak dikenakan denda.

"Ini adalah bagi memberi ruang kepada orang ramai untuk meningkatkan kesedaran mengenai kepentingan mengasingkan sisa pepejal mereka.

"Setakat ini, ia menunjukkan kerjasama yang sangat baik daripada persatuan penduduk...Dengan adanya denda kompaun ini ia dilihat akan lebih meningkatkan lagi kesedaran orang ramai," katanya kepada pemberita selepas merasmikan program 'Eco Rangers Alam Flora' di Kompleks Sukan Bangsar, di sini, Sabtu.

Pelaksanaan peraturan tersebut adalah di bawah Akta 672 yang hanya berkuat kuasa di beberapa negeri antaranya Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Pahang, Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis dan Kedah, katanya.

Zainul berkata program itu dijangka meningkatkan kadar kitar semula melebihi 22 peratus menjelang tahun 2020.

"Sejak September tahun lalu hingga April lepas, sebanyak 250,000 kilogram jumlah bahan kitar semula berjaya dikutip.

"Ia sudah mencapai 15 peratus kadar kitar semula dan dijangkakan akan mencapai sasaran 22 peratus sebelum masa yang ditetapkan," katanya.

Mengulas mengenai program tersebut, Pengurus Besar Operasi Alam Flora Darwishah Osman berkata tujuan utama skuad 'Eco Rangers Alam Flora' kembali semula ke kawasan-kawasan yang pernah dikunjungi sepanjang tahun lalu adalah bagi memantau aktiviti perkembangan sisa penduduk setempat.

"Ini adalah bagi memastikan orang ramai sentiasa mengamalkan pengasingan sisa selepas diberi tunjuk ajar dan pendidikan mengenainya.

"Di samping itu, kami juga akan membuat penerangan lanjut mengenai denda kompaun yang akan dikenakan oleh SWCorp," katanya.

-- BERNAMA

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/bm/ge/newsgeneral.php?id=1245596