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Thursday, 26 May 2011

New ‘route’ Terminal 2 being converted into a hypermarket

THE RM50mil Terminal 2 transport hub near Era Walk in Seremban is taking a new “route”.

The transport hub in the Era Baru Complex is being converted into a Mydin Hypermarket, one of the four outlets by Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd to open this year.
The Seremban outlet will start operations in August.
When the transport hub was first opened four years ago, the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board (CVLB) issued a directive that all express bus operators relocate to the new air-conditioned hub to avoid congestion at Terminal 1.

entertainment venue : the MBO cineplex at the shopping complex

The state government had spent millions to build a covered walkway and a tunnel to connect Terminal 1 to the railway station, which is very convenient for commuters.
However, the bus operators wanted to remain at Terminal 1 where business was much better.
It was learnt that the state government had compromised on the issue by requiring only bus operators to the east coast states and the south to relocate to the new terminal, but this only lasted until October last year.
Only Konsortium Transnasional, Nice, Plusliner and Cityliner moved to Terminal 2, which was built in 2007.
The state government had hoped it could become a hub for all express bus operators but it fell short of expectations.
the way to go : the sign near Terminal 2
When the bus operators moved out from Terminal 2, some of the traders also moved out, citing poor business.

However, there is now hope for the traders who have opted to stay back.
Their businesses could pick up when Mydin starts operation.
For most who used the new hub, it reminds them of the “notorious” old Puduraya bus terminal, as it is a closed up area as opposed to Terminal 1 which is an open building.
“It is really hot in there because of the buses’ engines running. The building is meant to be a shopping centre and we are glad to know that a hypermarket is moving in,’’ said one senior citizen.
Come August, Seremban folks will have another place to purchase groceries. The multi-million shopping complex also houses a Marrybrown outlet and the MBO Cineplex which has six screens and is the only family-orientated entertainment hub.

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