Taxi fare hike starts today, busses on 15 May
Public transport fares has been readjusted starting today on 19th March with budget taxis first, and later on with bus fares starting from 15th May.
The Malaysian Insider has reported that budget taxis in the Klang Valley and Johor Bahru has revised its fares from 10 cents/115m to 25 cents/200m.
However, the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has announced that the flag-down rates for budget taxis nationwide will still remain as RM3.
As for Teks1m cabs which is marked by its Brown Proton Exora, Executive Taxis (blue in colour) and taxis from Penang, will charge customers for 30 cents/200m and a flag-down rate which has increased to RM4 per ride.
Express buses in the country will also increase its fares by 22.5% which will set its new bus fare at 11.4 cents/km.
For example, a bus ride from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur is currently RM20.60 but will soon be revised in May increasing it to RM25.30.
There will be new rates for trains as well including the LRT, KTM Komuter, KTM Intercity and KL Monorail, but the official new fares have not been announced yet.
According to Astro Awani, Khairul Azwan Harun, deputy chairman of the Umno Youth had objected through Twitter yesterday on the new revised fares and stressed that the reason given by SPAD was weak.
He also mentioned that Umno Youth will be sending a memo to object the decisions of SPAD.
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