Govt announces RapidKL public transport services free but netizens unhappy

By ramieza, 16 June 2022

 Govt announces RapidKL public transport services free but netizens unhappy

Despite the government announcement of all public transportation services under RapidKL will be free of charge for a month, netizens on Twitter sounded unhappy about the news.

This is because, the people think it does not solve the core problems of the poor transportation maintenance. 

According to @khainizamohamed this issue does not solve the country poor transportation system. 

"What's the point of giving free rides if the services no improvement. Why bother," @ndhrhkml said on Twitter 

Furthermore, @rabiatul_h also said this announcement would not help to solve the issue and @NabilErsyad mentioned that giving free goodies for a short period is easy. 

"Using the same amount of continuous structural is hard i guess: frequency is still low, escalator is still broken, bus driver is still underpaid and not enough. When are you taking the train to parliament? @Ismail Sabri," he fumes on Twitter. 

Source: Twitter @rabiatul_h
Source: Twitter @khainizamohamed
Source: Twitter @ndhrhkml
Source: Twitter @NabilErsyad

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that this is in conjunction with the official opening of Phase 1 of the MRT Putrajaya Line today.

This means that commuters taking the MRT, LRT, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), monorail or RapidKL bus services will not have to pay any fees.

“I hope that Malaysians will take this opportunity to try these public transportation services, parking their vehicles at Park n Ride facilities,” he said on an event today..

Ismail said the MRT Putrajaya Line, which is being developed in two phases, will serve about two million residents from Kwasa Damansara all the way to Putrajaya.

Phase 2 of the MRT line will pass through “strategic areas” in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, such as Titiwangsa, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Ampang Park and the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), he said.