Published: Thursday October 18, 2012 MYT 9:58:00 PM
50% discount on KTM Komuter fares from Nov 1
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians earning RM3,000 a month and below are eligible for a 50% discount on KTM Komuter fares for a period of one year from Nov 1 till Oct 31 next year, KTMB announced Thursday.
KTMB Commercial executive vice president Sarbini Tijan said the offer was in line with the announcement made by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when tabling Budget 2013 and reflected KTMB's support of the Government's effort to reduce the burden of the people.
Speaking at a press conference here, he said KTMB would be introducing a 1Malaysia commuter card which would be used as an identification card by those eligible for the discount.
"Citizens in possession of the 1Malaysia card can buy tickets at the discounted price at all KTM stations by showing the card together with their identification cards (MyKad)," he said.
Sarbini said those eligible could only own one card each and that there would be a minimal charge of RM1 for issuing it.
If the card is lost, the individual concerned will be charged RM5 for a replacement, he said.
Application forms for the 1Malaysia commuter cards can be obtained from any commuter station or downloaded from KTMB's website http://ktmb.com.my with immediate effect.
For registration and issuing of the 1Malaysia commuter card, 20 special counters will be opened at seven major commuter stations - KL Sentral, Kepong Sentral, Tanjung Malim, Subang Jaya, Sentul, Bangi and Sungai Gadut - with 120 staff mobilised to handle the applications.
The counters will be opened for a month from Oct 22 from 11am to 8pm except for public holidays. - Bernama