New Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal commended for being disabled-friendly
Asia-Pacific, October 10 2011
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA: The new Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal (ITT) has achieved a 75% score on disabled-friendliness from a recent audit conducted by the Committee on Universal Design and Built Environment.
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said the results were beyond satisfactory as the multi-transport terminal covers most of the needs of people with disabilities.
She added that the audit included the Express Rail Link (ERL) and Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) stations.
The audit was conducted on September 22 in collaboration with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), International Islamic University of Malaysia, RapidKL, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd, ERL and associations representing people with disabilities.
The ITT, which was opened on January 1 this year, served primarily as a bus terminal for south-bound buses while the terminal is also an interchange for rail services such as KTM Komuter, Light Rail Transit (LRT) Ampang Line, ERL and RapidKL buses.
The development of the terminal is an initiative under the GTP’s Urban Public Transport NKRA to alleviate the reliance of personal vehicles which contribute to the increasing city traffic congestion by significantly improving the experience of using public transport that would in turn make it a preferred method of commuting in the Klang Valley.