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Tuesday September 24, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday September 24, 2013 MYT 7:37:21 AM
SUBANG JAYA: The Selangor government is studying the feasibility of subsidising bus operators so that they could continue servicing necessary but unprofitable routes.
Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said such routes were important to some passengers, but not necessarily for the operators.
“Transportation companies feel they cannot profit or break even from (servicing) such routes.
“So, the state is thinking of giving subsidies for these routes,” he said after launching the 2014 Budget dialogue here.
The state government might also provide free shuttle bus services to civil servants. It could transport them between the LRT stations and their offices, Khalid said.
“It is not just for those working in the state secretariat (in Shah Alam) but also for (the staff of) land offices and local councils.”
On next year’s Budget, Khalid said it would be as practised in previous years.
“It will be a balanced Budget.”
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