BENTONG: The Transport Ministry is encouraging more companies to provide train services and maximise railway networks that are currently only beiong used by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB).
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said on Friday that his ministry is eager to increase the usage of rail transport to ease traffic congestion and better connect the towns to serve future needs.
“We want to fully utilise our railway network and we welcome interested parties to provide this service,” he added.
Currently, KTMB is the sole operator for train and commuter services in the country.
Liow said so far, two local companies had approached his ministry to provide inter-city train services in the country.
“We are reviewing their applications,” he added.
Liow was speaking to the media after opening a new alternative road leading into and out of the town centre here on Friday.
This inter-housing estate road - a project initiated byLiow, who is also the MP here - is intended to ease the traffic jam around the town centre and the main road connecting Bentong and Raub.