Free rail ride for World Car Free Day

Tan Yit Kwang (left) and Lee Li Hwa showing the free one-way passes for bus ride from Rapid Penang. — Picture by Ramdzan Masiam

Tan Yit Kwang (left) and Lee Li Hwa showing the free one-way passes for bus ride from Rapid Penang. — Picture by Ramdzan Masiam
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 150,000 free one-way coupons on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Monorail will be given out on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from Sept 22 in support of World Car Free Day.

Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (Prasarana) chairman Tan Sri Ismail Adam said the aim was to reduce carbon emissions by vehicles and encouraging the public to choose public transport.

“The campaign encourages the public to ride bicycles as bicycle parking facilities are provided at 17 LRT stations,” he said after launching the campaign.

“We also provide many facilities at LRT and Monorail stations for the public using our services daily.”

He said Prasarana also made service improvement by adding 150 buses to reduce commuters’ waiting time from 20 minutes to 15 minutes.

It also expanded coverage to more than 980 housing estates so that the public did not have to walk far to reach LRT or Monorail stations.

In GEORGE TOWN, Rapid Penang Sdn Bhd distributed 500 free passes to the public to mark World Car Free Day. BERNAMA

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/9/20/nation/20110920192501&sec=nation

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