Anthony Loke: Only Malaysians Can Register For The 30-Day Unlimited Rapid Travel Pass
Registration will start in December.
Transport Minister Anthony Loke confirmed today, 5 November, that only Malaysians with MyKads and MyTentera identification cards will benefit from the unlimited Rapid travel pass
"The usage of this unlimited Rapid bus and rail pass is limited only to Malaysians. Therefore, users can only subscribe to the pass using their MyKad or MyTentera identification cards," Loke said, according to The Star.
During the tabling of Budget 2019, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced that a 30-day unlimited pass for travels via Rapid Rail services will be introduced.
The pass will be available in two variants:
- RM100 pass for unlimited travel on all Rapid Rail services including LRT, MRT, Monorail, Sunway BRT, and MRT feeder buses
- RM50 pass for for Rapid bus services in the Klang Valley
The aim of the RM100 and RM50 30-day passes for Rapid buses and rail is aimed at encouraging more Malaysians to use public transportation in the Klang Valley.
Loke also said he hopes to launch the pass in early December this year
"Users can start registering for the pass in December, and it can be utilised from 12.01am on 1 January. So if you are out celebrating the New Year's countdown, you can already use the pass to travel back home," Loke said.
Malaysians can register for the pass at:
- all LRT stations,
- all MRT stations, or
- the four bus hubs located in Shah Alam, Greenwood, Sri Nilam, and Terminal Kajang.
The passes will be equipped with Touch n' Go function, so that users can easily top it up at all Touch n' Go reloading facilities.
However, the pass will not apply to KTM Komuter services due to the difference in costs and ticketing systems
"KTM Komuter trips are longer and hence cost more. The RM100 will not be able to cover the costs. Furthermore, Rapid and KTM have different ticketing systems and it’s not integrated yet," Loke said, reported The Malaysian Insight.
The Star reported that the government has plans to reduce the cost of the KTM Komuter service, to be announced at a later date.
"Of course, the long-term plan is to integrate the KTM Komuter system with Rapid," he added.
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