All public transportation services in Klang Valley under RapidKL service will be free of charge for a month, starting from 16 June, announced Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The free rides will include MRT, LRT, BRT, Monorail and the RapidKL bus.
Ismail Sabri said the free rides came in conjunction with the official opening of the first phase of the Putrajaya MRT. “I hope every city folk will take this opportunity to try public transport. Leave your vehicles at Park N Ride,” he was quoted as saying by The Star.
The first phase of the Putrajaya line, which begins operations at 3 pm Thursday (16 June), covers 12 stations – Kwasa Damansara, Kampung Selamat, Sungai Buloh, Damansara Damai, Sri Damansara Barat, Sri Damansara Sentral, Sri Damansara Timur, Metro Prima, Kepong Baru, Jinjang, Sri Delima, and Kampung Batu.
The trains will have an interval of 4 minutes during peak hours and each trip is capable of ferrying 1,200 passengers.
Ismail said the MRT Putrajaya Line is being developed in 2 phases and it will serve about two million residents from Kwasa Damansara all the way to Putrajaya.
He added that Phase 2 of the MRT line will pass through “strategic areas” in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, such as Titiwangsa, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Ampang Park and the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX).
Meanwhile, the prime minister also emphasized on the principles of Keluarga Malaysia where the government always give priority to provide public amenities.
“The government will ensure that no one is left out from the fruits of the nation’s development,” said Ismail Sabri.
By January next year, Phase 2 of the Putrajaya MRT completed and trains will pass through the entire route from Kwasa Damansara to Putrajaya, marking the end of the line.
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