The residents of Puchong, Shah Alam and Subang Jaya are thrilled and worried at the same time as the final stretch of the Kelana Jaya and Sri Petaling Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines is scheduled to start operating by 30th June 2016.
With the completion of these lines, residents can now skip the jam and easily reach Gombak via the Kelana Jaya Line and Sentul Timur via the Sri Petaling Line.
The Puchong Perdana and Puchong Prima Stations are the only stations which are yet to be completed in the Sri Petaling Line that started operating early this year. These two stations together with 13 other stations from Putra Heights to Lembah Subang will be the final addition to the stretch.
The Putra Height Station serves as the interchange station to the Kelana Jaya and Sri Petaling Lines. Meanwhile, the Subang Jaya Station serves as the connector to the KTM Commuter and the USJ7 Station connects to the Bus Rapid Transit (Sunway Line).
At the moment, only five stations in the Kelana Jaya Line come with car parking bays while the rest only provides a drop-off point. The parking facilities for the Sri Petaling Line is still unknown and is expected to be announced later on.
Most of the residents staying along these lines are quite thrilled as these LRT rides can be less time consuming and cost saving compared to driving on jam-packed roads.
But some of the residents expressed their concerns as only a few stations are equipped with parking bays. Dropping off or waiting by the roadside to pick-up passengers can increase the congestion making the current situation worse near the stations, expressed a concerned resident.
Some residents of Subang Jaya are also dissatisfied with this as they believe some commuters will irresponsibly park their cars along the roadside or in the nearby housing areas, causing difficulty to the residents.
The initial plan of having a multi-storey car park at the USJ 7 and Taipan area have not been executed to-date. But as an alternative, the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) announced that there will be Bas Selangorku services in the LRT stations and a multi-storey car park is in the midst of planning in SS15.
Mangalesri Chandrasekaran, Editor at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact her about this or other stories email firstname.lastname@example.org