Kajang is a fast booming township that is located approximately 25 kilometres away southeast of Kuala Lumpur. It is situated between 3 major cities, including Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya at 18 kilometres northeast of the town, and Seremban 45 kilometres away. Within a short drive of Kajang are hotspots such as Bandar Baru Bangi, Cheras, Seri Kembangan and Semenyih.
Kajang is a township that enjoys excellent connectivity to the various townships and cities via highway connection. Connected directly to Kajang are the Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK), Sungai Besi Highway (BESRAYA), Lembah Klang Selatan Highway (SKVE), and Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Highway.
Also connecting the Kajang-Seremban Highway (LEKAS) to the Grand Saga highway that connects the Kajang township to Cheras is the Cheras-Kajang Highway. Via the Cheras-Kajang Highway, the Kuala Lumpur city centre is only approximately half an hour away. Alternative ways of getting to the Kuala Lumpur city centre is via the KTM train as of 2017, and in future there will be the upcoming MRT train that will further provide another way of getting to the city centre.
Aside from the new and upcoming East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE), there are also a number of new upcoming public transportation in town. While in the past commuters had to rely only on public busses from Citiliner and RapidKL, and KTM trains, they can now look forward to new MRT rail plans from the Greater KL project. As part of the National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) and the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) systems, much attention will be focused on Kajang and Semenyih’s public transportation system.
The SILK highway that was previously known as Jalan Kajang-Puchong enables motorists to avoid the Kajang town traffic congestion during peak hours, while providing easy access to Puchong, Cyberjaya and Putrajaya. The BESRAYA highway on the other hand, provides an exit route to the UPM Interchange, which connects to the North-South Expressway.
The LEKAS highway provides connecting routes to Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Seremban, while the Kuala Lumpur–Seremban Expressway – the main expressway in Kuala Lumpur – to Seremban and Kuala Lumpur.
With the established public bus system in Kajang, getting around via public transport proves to be convenient. The two public bus service providers in the town are RapidKL and Citiliner which travels between Kuala Lumpur, Serdang, Cheras and Seremban.
Stops within the city are plentiful, making travel convenient within Kajang. With the many bus stops available every few hundred metres within strategic locations of Kajang and within the town centre, the frequency of busses are high as well.
Another choice of public transport is travelling via train. There is the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) train stop in Kajang as part of its Rawang-Seremban route. The pickup and stop points for this train within the township are at the Serdang Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) station near The Mines Resort City, and the Kajang KTM station, near commercial centre REKO Sentral. The third station is located at the UKM KTM close to University Kebangsaan Malaysia in Bangi, Selangor.
Kajang also enjoys being a part of the National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) and the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) systems. With this, Kajang is included in the Greater KL project which means that there will be Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train stations built within Kajang.
This will greatly increase the accessibility to Kajang, especially as Kajang will have three MRT stations under the Sungai Buloh-Kajang line i.e. in Saujana Impian, Bandar Kajang, and Kajang – expected to be fully operational in 2016.
The increased accessibility to Kajang is expected to greatly encourage more KL-ites to move to the suburbs, as travel gets more convenient. With the increasing number of new developments, it is highly expected that new home buyers will be moving to the suburbs in the coming years.