PENANG, 4 Feb 2009: Rapid Penang Sdn Bhd (RapidPenang) will provide a special service from 7 Feb to 9 Feb to cater for increased passengers during the Thaipusam festival.
Its creative communication manager, Yap Lee Ying said 10 additional buses would ply from the Weld Quay (jetty) to Pulau Tikus and Komtar and back every 10 minutes during the period.
The one-way fare of the ‘Thaipusam Festive Shuttle’ is RM1.50 for adults and 80 sen for children, she said in a statement today.
She said RapidPenang employees would be stationed at the three locations to assist commuters.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Bayan Baru-Bagan Jermal route (Route 304) through Sungai Dua and the state mosque had to be discontinued for three days,” she said.
Simultaneously, there will be several bus route changes and for further enquiries, commuters could contact RapidPenang at 04-2381313 extension 203 and 216.
Meanwhile, several one-way streets in the Sungai Pinang area will be turned into two-way traffic from 10pm on 7 Feb, said the Penang Municipal Council in a statement.
“This will smoothen the traffic flow with the opening of a bridge over Sungai Pinang in Jalan Jelutong.
“It is also in line with the traffic changes and the reactivation of Jalan Sungai Pinang-Jalan Patani traffic light,” it said.
It said Jalan Sungai Pinang (between Jalan Jelutong and Jalan Patani), Jalan Patani (between Jalan Sungai Pinang and Jalan Vaterinari), Jalan Vaterinari and Jalan Sungai would be turned into two-way traffic. — Bernama