KUALA LUMPUR JUNE 16: Members of the public are offered free rides for a month starting from today involving public transportation managed by RapidKL namely MRT, LRT, BRT, Monorel and RapidKL bus.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the free transport services are offered to the public in conjunction with the official opening of the MRT Putrajaya Route Phase One this morning #JomNaik MRT.
“I hope the Malaysian Family will take this opportunity to try the public transport services and park their cars at the Park N Ride,” he said in his speech in conjunction with the official opening of MRT Putrajaya Route that will provide services to two million passengers starting from Kwasa Damansara to Putrajaya.
Ismail added, the First Phase of MRT Route will involve the travel from Kwasa Damansara to Kampung Batu while the Phase Two Route that is nearly completed will involve the route from Kampung Batu to Putrajaya.
The Prime Minister stressed that the Phase Two Route will pass strategic areas including Kuala Lumpur City Centre with underground stations such as Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Ampang Park, Persiaran KLCC and Tun Razak Exchange (TRX).
Ismail also mentioned that MRT Putrajaya Route with the distance of 57.7 kilometres is equipped with 36 stations including 27 multi-level stations and nine underground stations. The costs of building this route is RM30.53 billion.
“With the opening of the complete MRT Putrajaya Route, it is expected that more than 104,000 passengers a day will be using the facility and this will reduce the traffic congestions that are currently disturbing the Malaysian Family in Kuala Lumpur.
“For the opening of MRT Putrajaya Route today, the facility will offer the users to be able to change the smooth services to MRT Kajang involving the platform on the same level to Kwasa Damansara.
“The intermediate bus and GoKL bus will be provided at the station to continue the first to the final destination starting today,” Ismail said. –Malaysia World News