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Putrajaya Government Introduces Free Public Bus Starting 1st November 2020

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Hello friends! It appears that the Ministry of Federal Territories (KWP) through Putrajaya Corporation (PPj) will introduce free public bus service this November! Locals can use it to commute around the Federal Territory of Putrajaya and finally have a chance to save a bit more money.

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Photo: @BeritaHarian (Facebook)

40 Free Buses Waiting To Deploy

According to the head secretary of KWP, Datuk Rosida Jaafar said, there’s a total of 40 free busses prepared for Malaysians to use. This serves as an initiative to help citizens that are deeply affected by the pandemic. The free service will begin with 10 busses and gradually increase by time.

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Photo: @HarianMetro (Facebook)

Locals can now register to get their free pass while Non-Malaysian will be charged RM1.50 for each trip. KWP is hopeful that this initiative will also help increase domestic tourism activity in Putrajaya and improve the nation’s economy.

Going Through 12 Routes Around Putrajaya

“The free bus service will include all 12 of Nadi Putra bus routes that were handled by Syarikat Pengangkutan Awam Putrajaya Travel & Tour Sdn Bhd (PAPTT).” You can check the schedule at this Twitter post:

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Photo: @kw_seriwilayah (Twitter)

The Main Route

For the main route, starting from Kompleks E (T500), the bus will go through government complexes along Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Precinct 1 (Kompleks A, B, C, D & E), Persiaran Perdana (Precinct 2 and 3), and end at Dataran Gemilang Precinct 4.

The Frequency For The Main Route Is:

  • Every 5 minutes during peak hours (6.30 AM – 9.00 AM and 4.00 PM – 6.40 PM).
  • Every 10 minutes during non-peak hours.
  • And, every 30 minutes during midnight, weekends or public holidays.

Other Routes

Rosida also said that the service will go through 11 other routes through housing, commercial, and office areas.

The frequency for these routes are:

  • Every 15 minutes during peak hours.
  • Every 20 minutes during non-peak hours.
  • And, every 30 minutes during midnight, weekends, or public holidays.

4,000 People Are Already On Board

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Photo: @EddySumantriMohdTalhah (Flikr)

“So far, 4,000 people have already signed up and they can use the free service to commute to work and do daily chores.” She continued. Additionally, this free bus initiative needs roughly RM12 million a year. The number might increase by 50% by 2021 with the increase of users. This is definitely good news! Hopefully, the idea will continue to extend to other cities as well.

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Photo: @KemWP (Facebook)

Source: Berita Harian

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