Johor working on free bus service module for Iskandar

Iskandar Malaysia development projects snapshot-01

The Johor state government is currently working on a free bus service module to cater specifically to Malaysians within the Iskandar region, The Sun Daily reports. The Iskandar region comprises of Johor Bahru, Nusajaya, Pasir Gudang, Kulai and Kota Tinggi.

“The free bus service aims to reduce the cost of living burden in the fast economic growth area,” said Johor chief minister, Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin. The service will be launched in a few months time and will be exclusive to Malaysians. That said, the state government said that it will be coming up with a device to deter any form of profiteering.

According to Nordin, some parties were selling government services for small profits. “We need to design a device which can discourage people to sell the free bus services and make sure only Malaysians can benefit from such services,” he said.

Meanwhile, over in Selangor, the free bus service provided by the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council has been receiving positive feedback. The free ‘Selangor Smart Bus‘ service (formerly known as ‘Bas Selangorku‘), is currently serving areas such as Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Klang, Ampang and Kajang.

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Comments

  • In b4 mana crony dapat kontrak….

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  • azhar on Jan 18, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    anything that is free is good..only macai dont like free stuff

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  • jinggo on Jan 18, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Free bus? Maka penuh lah bas tersebut dgn warga bangla, myanmar, dsb…

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  • Actually, JB and vicinity now needs a proper public transportation system.. The gomen should consider to built LRT or MRT in JB.. The congestion especially from Skudai to City Centre year by year…

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