The Selangor state government has announced that additional routes for the state’s free bus service will be introduced this year. The planned route expansion of the Smart Selangor bus service – which has been operational since 2015 – will involve areas in Klang and Shah Alam, theSundaily reports.

According to Selangor executive councilor for local government, public transportation and new village development Ng Sze Han, the Klang municipal council and Shah Alam city council plans to add on new bus routes so that more people can enjoy free bus services.

“We are also exploring the usage of mini buses or coaster buses for people living within the jurisdiction of the Sepang Municipal Council to be able to cater to the people there, even if demand isn’t as strong,“ he said at the official launch of a new SJ05 route for the Smart Selangor bus service.

He added that the state government has allocated RM30 million to maintain and operate all the bus routes in the state. The free bus service currently has around 40 routes in state, covering areas such as Sepang, Selayang, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Klang, Seri Kembangan, Ampang, Kajang, Gombak, Hulu Selangor, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat, Kuala Selangor and Sabak Bernam.