The move hopes to ease the traffic congestion in the city and to help alleviate the cost of living.
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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that all public transport services under Rapid KL will be free for one month starting immediately, in conjunction with the official opening of the MRT Putrajaya Line Phase One today.
The Malay Mail reported that the move was to help alleviate the cost of living Malaysians currently face.
Services under Rapid KL that will be free for one month starting today are MRT, LRT, BRT, Monorail and Rapid KL buses.
The new MRT Putrajaya Line will be developed in two phases and will serve about two million residents from Kwasa Damansara all the way to Putrajaya.
The MRT Putrajaya line is comprised 12 stations between Kwasa Damansara and Kampung Batu, and can be used by the public from 3pm today.
Free Malaysia Today reported that Phase 2 of the MRT line will pass through “strategic areas” in the Kuala Lumpur city centre such as Titiwangsa, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Ampang Park, and the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX).
It’s also hoped that the new line will help ease traffic congestion in the city.