Ministry Of Transport Working To Make All Public Bus Terminals Cashless

This is in line with the ministry's aim to digitalise transport services.

Cover image via Berita Harian & theSundaily

The Ministry of Transport is working to make all public bus terminals in Malaysia cashless by using the e-wallet system

In a report by Bernama, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said that the cashless ticket purchase system would be implemented in stages as not all bus terminals have administered the centralised ticketing system (CTS) yet.

"If possible, we want all terminals to go cashless, but we also need to look at the facilities available and condition at the terminal," he was quoted as saying by Free Malaysia Today yesterday, 22 January. 

"So those without CTS facility will take more time."

Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.

Image via Borneo Post Online

Bus companies will also be required to go cashless

According to Bernama, Loke said that bus companies, especially stage bus operators who received subsidy from the government, will need to implement a cashless ticket purchase system.

He added that express bus companies would be able to do the same as some major bus terminals have already adopted the system.

So far, there are two bus terminals with such cashless facilities

These include the Terminal Amanjaya in Ipoh and the Southern Integrated Terminal (TBS) in Kuala Lumpur, which launched the cashless purchase of tickets via e-wallets today, 23 January.

In response to TBS's move, Loke said that it is in line with the Transport Ministry's aim to digitalise transport services.

Loke handing out goodie bags to passengers returning home for Chinese New Year at TBS yesterday, 22 January.

Image via Bernama

Besides bus terminals, government clinics are also looking to go cashless in the next two years:

Meanwhile, the Transport Minister previously announced that East Malaysians flying back home from KL for CNY will enjoy fixed rates With AirAsia:

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