Step by step: Roads and railways set the path to growth and prosperity


>>  STORY F lanked by affluent suburbs such as Desa Petaling, Kuchai Lama, Sri Petaling and Puchong, Bukit Jalil enjoys the advantage of proximity to neighbourhoods such as Cheras, Overseas Union Garden (OUG), Sungai Besi, Seri Kembangan and Putrajaya.

Bukit Jalil lies strategically off the western side of the KL-Seremban Expressway, while the Maju Expressway (MEX) runs through the centre of the township.

It is also flanked by the Shah Alam Expressway (Kesas Highway) on the north and the Bukit Jalil Highway (also known as Puchong–Sungai Besi Highway) on the south.

The neighbourhood exits to Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong via Bukit Jalil Highway, while several integral routes in the Klang Valley such as the Sungai Besi Highway (Besraya) and MRR2 serve as the connecting dots to other areas.

Bukit Jalil was the location of the temporary central bus station in 2010 while the Puduraya Bus Station was under renovation.

Travel routes Those travelling from Petaling Jaya and Kepong could utilise the Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP) highway to arrive at the Puchong toll and subsequently reach Bukit Jalil.

The Bukit Jalil Highway is another route to travel from Kuala Lumpur.

Motorists from Shah Alam could utilise the Kesas Highway or MEX to reach Bukit Jalil.

The New Pantai Expressway (NPE) and Kesas Highway also connect residents to Sunway and Subang Jaya.

Bukit Jalil acted as a temporary central bus station while Pudu Central was being renovated.

Users of public transport are well served by four LRT stations, namely Bukit Jalil, Sri Petaling, Awam Besar and Muhibbah.

Residents, however, have a love-hate relationship with Bukit Jalil because the easy connectivity is marred by frequent traffic congestion which is a nuisance for the majority of residents who still largely rely on road transport.

During peak hours, commuters can expect a bumper-to-bumper situation which is partly contributed by the influx of traffic from Puchong and Kuala Lumpur.

According to Malton Bhd executive director Hong Lay Chuan, the group is looking at easing Bukit Jalil traffic by building a flyover to Puchong leading into Bukit Jalil City from Jalan 13/155C.

Once Bukit Jalil City is completed, it is expected to ease the daily congestion.

Infrastructure denotes the basic physical apparatus of a nation, such as transportation, communication and utilities.

These systems often necessitate huge investments either through private or public funding or both, and are crucial to the development of a country and the well-being of its citizens.

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