In a surpising about-turn, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Abdul Aziz has stated that the Integrated Transport Terminal at Bandar Tasik Selatan will be used for southbound buses only.
This contrasts with his earlier statements made a little more than 2 weeks ago, in which he stated that Bandar Tasik Selatan would be the one major bus hub for all express buses.
Apparently Nazri had made this decision on the word of the bus operators, without making his own site visit, and the site visit that he took changed his mind.
ITT-BTS for south-bound buses only, says Nazri
5 June 2009
Initially, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz had said that the new hub might be used for nationwide routes.
However, during a visit to the site yesterday, he agreed to maintain the hub only for the southern route due to space constraint.
“The visit has allowed us to see for ourselves if the idea is feasible. Now I feel that what I had suggested is not practical,” Nazri said.
TRANSIT doesn’t know what to say – Nazri has done another first. A few days ago he mentioned that he thought that some operators would ‘pajak’ their buses. This time he has stated that his idea for Bandar Tasik Selatan as single terminal was not practical.
This is unprecedented. So, while we wait to study the statements and check for information, we can say only one thing:
Never forget the value of going down to the ground to see things for yourself.