|Friday, 26 October 2012 22:04|
KUALA LUMPUR: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) had ssued more than 10,000 1Malaysia Commuter Cards since registration for it began last Monday.
Commuter Service general manager Mohd Hider Yusoff said the response was very encouraging, with commuters flooding registration counters at KTMB stations at Tanjung Malim, Kepong Sentral, Sentul, KL Sentral, Subang Jaya, Bangi, Sungai Gadut and Bank Negara.
"Presently the number of commuters is about 100,000 daily. With the introduction of the card, the figure is expected to double to 200,000," he told Bernama TV recently.
The 1Malaysia commuter card, as announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in the Budget 2013 last Sept 28, entitled Malaysians earning RM3,000 and below, to a 50 percent fare discount on KTMB trains plying Tanjung Malim (Perak) to Sungai Gadut (Negeri Sembilan), and Batu Caves to Port Klang.
Mohd Hider said registration for the card, valid from Nov 1 until Oct 31 next year, would continue until this Nov 21.
On capability of the trains to accommodate the surge in commuters, he said their capacity and frequency would likely be increased.