Good news for those planning to take their first rides on the new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) service tomorrow – prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has announced that commuters will be able to board the trains for free for a month, starting from the opening of the service at 6:00 am.
Malay Mail reported that in addition to the first phase of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line, the premier said that the new feeder bus service will also follow suit. He made those comments at the launch of the service today, at the Kwasa Damansara station.
“As a new year’s gift to the people as well as to give an opportunity to all the rakyat to try the new, modern and efficient public transport, I want to announce that Rapid Rail will give free MRT service starting tomorrow until January 16, 2017” Najib said. “This includes the related feeder bus service. Fares will only be charged starting January 17, 2017.”
The first phase of the line, which runs from Sungai Buloh to Semantan, was originally slated to have fares ranging from RM1 to RM3.90. Now that you’ll be able to take the MRT at no cost for a limited time, how many of you will be boarding the trains tomorrow?