Ipoh City Council has repaired and upgraded eight bus stops so far to provide a more comfortable experience for commuters.
Ipoh mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin said work started on March 8 and was completed on April 4.
The upgrade involved bus stops at Jalan Raja Musa Aziz, Jalan Raja Ekram, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, Jalan Raja Ashman Shah and several others.
“We spent a total of RM111,860 to upgrade eight bus stops in the city.
“We have replaced the broken roofs and metal dividers as well as added metal ramps for the disabled.
“We have also used anti-rust paint, replaced broken tiles and installed solar-powered lights at these bus stops.
“We are planning to upgrade more bus stops once we have the budget, ” Rumaizi said, adding that some 193 bus stops are under the city council’s purview.
StarMetro had on May 7 reported that several bus stops in Ipoh were in a bad state, with bus commuters calling on the city council to repair them.
A student, who wished to be known only as Qaisara, said she was happy to see bus stops being upgraded.
“A clean and comfortable bus stop along with an efficient system will encourage more people to use public transport.
“The city council should also consider having digital signboards to display bus schedules at these bus stops since Ipoh is aiming to become a smart city by 2030, ” she added.