Good news for Klang Valley commuters. Rides on the MRT, LRT and Monorail lines will be 50% off starting from tomorrow till August 31. This was announced by prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak after he launched the 51 km Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line of the MRT, which fully opened today.

“With the integration of the MRT system with KTM Komuter, the LRT and the Monorail, residents of the Klang Valley and Greater Kuala Lumpur will be able to enjoy a more efficient, quicker system,” Najib said in a Facebook post today, adding that someone from Kajang could reach Bukit Bintang in just 33 minutes using the MRT, and that the ride would only cost RM3.80.

“I hope that more will choose public transport to reduce traffic congestion in Kuala Lumpur,” the PM added. MRT Corp’s projection is that the opening of the MRT SBK line can potentially remove 160,000 cars from the road per day.

Not sure about you, but I’m looking forward to utilising this new and improved Klang Valley rail network, massively boosted by the MRT SBK line. Direct service to Bukit Bintang, Ikea Cheras, Sunway Velocity and even Kajang for Haji Samuri’s satay! Beats driving, getting stuck in the jam, the hunt for parking and paying multiple tolls, no?