All public transport services in the Klang Valley under the RapidKL service will be free for one month, starting from June 16, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced.
Free rides will include MRT, LRT, BRT, Monorail and RapidKL bus.
Ismail Sabri said that the free rides coincided with the official opening of the first phase of the Putrajaya MRT. “I hope that all the inhabitants of the city take this opportunity to try public transport. Please leave your vehicles at Park N Ride,” The Star was quoted as saying by The Star.
The first phase of the Putrajaya line, which begins operations at 3 pm on Thursday (June 16), 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 a 4-minute interval during peak hours and each trip is capable of carrying 1,200 passengers.
Ismail said the Putrajaya MRT line is being developed in two phases and will serve some two million residents from Kwasa Damansara to Putrajaya.
It added that Phase 2 of the MRT line will pass through “strategic areas” in Kuala Lumpur’s city center, such as Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Ampang Park and Tun Razak Exchange (TRX).
Meanwhile, the prime minister also stressed the principles of Keluarga Malaysia, where the government always gives priority to the provision of public services.
“The government will make sure that no one is left out of the fruits of the nation’s development,” said Ismail Sabri.
By January next year, Phase 2 of the Putrajaya MRT will be completed and trains will run the entire route from Kwasa Damansara to Putrajaya, marking the end of the line.
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