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Wee: the travel pass can help boost the economy

KUALA LUMPUR: The introduction of the My50 unlimited travel pass for using the rail and bus services of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad in the Klang Valley can encourage Malaysians to use public transport and revitalize the country’s economy, said Minister of Transport Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

He said the My50 unlimited travel pass, which starts January 1, replaces the My30 unlimited travel pass, which was introduced by the government as part of the Penjana (National Economic Recovery Plan) program in June 2020.

The promotion period for My30 ends on December 31, 2021 and it will be replaced by a travel pass of RM50 per month, which was announced by the Minister of Finance in the 2022 budget on October 29, with 115 million. of RM reserved for the initiative, “Dr Wee said yesterday at a press conference to announce the introduction of the My50 pass at Gombak LRT station.

He said the My50 travel pass was proof of the government’s concern for the welfare of the people, especially in the current difficult situation in line with the aspirations of the “Malaysian family”.

The My50 travel pass, which is offered exclusively to Malaysians, allows unlimited travel on all public transport services operated by Prasarana such as stop-and-go LRT, MRT, BRT, Monorail and Rapid KL buses as well as shuttle buses Jom Naik MRT. Consumers only need to pay RM 50 for 30 consecutive days of unlimited rides.

The My50 pass is also available in Penang for unlimited use of the Rapid Penang bus service under the Pas Mutiara label.

“For Penang, the pass will be called the My50 Mutiara Pass and can be used on the Rapid Penang bus service,” Dr Wee said.

He added that the government has allocated a grant of RM 115 million to cover the costs incurred by Prasarana to provide world-class public transport.

Savings on the move: Dr Wee after speaking to reporters about the ticket to the LRT station in Gombak. – AZLINA ABDULLAH / The star

“With the introduction of the My50 travel pass and with the continued development of the national recovery plan, we are confident that 2022 will see an increase in the number of passengers using the services operated by Prasarana,” he said.

Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, Prasarana was handling up to 1.1 million passengers per day in 2019, Dr Wee said.

“With its capacity and capabilities, Prasarana is able to increase the frequency of the trains and buses it operates if demand increases, while ensuring that passengers continue to enjoy a comfortable, smooth and safe journey.” , added Dr Wee.

Although it is a huge investment for the government to provide the unlimited pass, Dr Wee said it is crucial to do so as the public transport sector plays a role in well-being. of the population and the economic development of the country.

“As the Prime Minister stressed at the launch of the Malaysian Family Pass on November 22, public transport has an important role to play in realizing the aspirations of the Malaysian family.

“Efficient public transport services will also promote the development of business activity and generate economic growth.

“Therefore, I sincerely hope that the people will continue to support public transport services and use the facilities provided by the My50 unlimited travel pass to revitalize the country’s economy in the spirit of Malaysian family unity.” , added Dr Wee.

Although the My30 travel pass expires on December 31, Dr Wee said those who purchased the travel pass and the Mutiara pass on that day could continue to enjoy the facility until January 30, 2022 before switch to the My50 pass.

In Klang Valley, the public can purchase the My50 travel pass at the Rapid KL customer service offices at all LRT, MRT, Monorail and BRT (Sunway Line) stations.

The pass is also available at select Rapid KL bus stations such as Pasar Seni, Chow Kit, KLCC, Sri Nilam, Puchong Utama, Pearl Point, Sunway Pyramid, Greenwood and Section 2 Shah Alam.

Outlets in Penang can be found at selected kiosks in Rapid Penang such as Komtar, Weld Quay (Terminal B), Penang Sentral, Bukit Jambul Rapid Penang Headquarters (Lorong Kulit), Dato Kailan Complex (Kepala Batas), Balik Pulau and Bukit Mertajam.

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