selangor smart bus

Beginning from next month, the free Selangor Smart Bus service will be extended to Sepang and Selayang, The Star reports. The new routes extend the free bus service’s area of coverage, which began last July in Subang Jaya, Shah Alam and Klang. In January, it was announced that the service – known as Bas Selangorku when it was first introduced – would be extended to Ampang and Kajang.

Service on the Sepang route is set to begin in the third week of May. Two buses, which can each carry 40 passengers, will be used for the 58.4 km-long route, which will begin from KL International Airport (KLIA) and head on to KLIA 2, ERL Salak Tinggi, Sungai Pelek and Tanjung Sepat, with the interval between buses being around one and a half hours.

According to Sepang municipal council president, Datuk Puasa Md Taib, the state government had provided RM600,000 towards the management of the free bus service. “There is a need for such a service, but we will only be providing two buses currently for the route. If the response is good, then we will write to the state government to ask for more buses,” he said.

In Selayang, the free bus service will begin running from May 1, and will have a single 30 km-long route. The service will start from Selayang Stadium in Bandar Baru Selayang and end at Putra Terminal in Gombak, passing by the Gombak police station, Hospital Selayang, Selayang Baru, Batu Caves, Greenwood and International Islamic University Malaysia along the way.

“We have proposed to have four buses with a 30-minute interval between journeys,” Selayang municipal council president Suliman Abd Rahman said. Around 20,000 passengers, mostly students and senior citizens, are expected to use the free bus service on that route.