In conjunction with the polling day of the 15th General Election (GE15) today, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad has announced that it is offering free rides to all Malaysians for all services under Rapid KL, Rapid Penang and Rapid Kuantan. These include the Light Rail Transit (LRT), Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), Monorail, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and stage bus.
As reported by Bernama, Prasarana said that this is part of its effort as a Malaysian company to make it easier for people to exercise their right to vote. In a statement yesterday, the company further elaborated that My50 pass holders can use the services as usual, while those that are using Touch ‘n Go cards will be able to use all of Rapid services without any charge today.
As for those who don’t have a Touch ‘n Go card, they can get a special one-way token to their intended destinations at the customer service office at any LRT, MRT, Monorail or BRT station. Meanwhile, for Rapid Bus services in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Kuantan, including MRT feeder buses, users do not need to scan their card when getting on or off the buses.
For more information, you can visit Prasarana’s official website here. So what do you guys think of this initiative by Prasarana? Share your thoughts with us in the comments and stay tuned to WORLD OF BUZZ for the latest GE15 news as it happens today!