BY LIZAWATI MADFA
SELAYANG, OCT 3: The waiting time for Smart Selangor Bus in Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) is now reduced to 20 minutes from 35 minutes before this.
Investment, Small & Medium Industries, Trade and Transport Exco, Dato’ Teng Chang Khim said it is based on the number of passengers on MPS first route that has reached 90,000 people per month.
He said, the State Government decided that MPS should add two more buses for that route, which had started operating with four buses since mid-2016.
“With the additional two buses, waiting time can be reduced to 20 minutes compared to more than half an hour previously.
“The number of passengers has also increased to 120 thousand within one month,” he said.
He said that during the Smart Selangor Bus Route 2 Launching Ceremony today.
Also present were MPS Yang Dipertua, Suliman Abdul Rahman, Selayang Member of Parliament, William Leong and Rawang Assemblyman, Gan Pei Nei.
Teng said, the Smart Selangor Bus in MPS has recorded 1.3 million passengers where the first route recorded 1.2 million as of last August 31 and 43,698 passengers for the second route from last July 26 to August 31.
“In total, for the whole of Selangor, the number of Smart Selangor Bus passengers from July 1, 2015 until August 31, 2017 is 10,734,359.
“It entails a cost of RM42.5 million, with RM33.5 million funded by the State Government while another RM9 million by the local authorities including MPS,” he said.