Committee set up to look at Negri transport


By R.S.N.MURALInewsdesk@thestar.com.my 

A SPECIAL committee to oversee the quality of public transportation in Negri Sembilan has been set up by the state government. 

State Public Transport and Co-operative development committee chairman Datuk Zakaria Nordin said the committee had been tasked to provide detailed reports and suggestions to improve the standard of public transportation in the state. 

“They will be also responsible to underline new routes which are not currently serviced by transport providers,” he said after meeting with a group of transport providers in Seremban recently. 

Also present was his deputy Chan Kee Voon, who is also the state assemblyman for Bukit Kepayang. 

Zakaria said the committee have been asked to study how to improve the Seremban-Kuala Lumpur public transport route, as some 50,000 people commute daily to work in the Federal Capital. 

“The route is salient due to the volume of the commuters while the transport companies servicing the destination should give priority to passenger comfort,” he said. 

Zakaria said the committee has also been directed to provide feedback on whether transport providers should replace old vehicles on popular routes, particularly in tourist areas like Port Dickson. 

“Some of the vehicles, especially buses, in Port Dickson are too obsolete and need to be refurbished or replaced,” he said. 

Zakaria said the committee would also give pointers on bus stops. 

“The committee will also look at feeder buses at certain locations like at the KTMB station where train passengers could directly reach their homes without having to hop onto stage buses at the Terminal One bus complex, which is some distance from the railway station,” he explained.  

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