Negri to study response to free Seremban bus service

SEREMBAN: The state government will study the response to the free bus service in Seremban and will work out a suitable mechanism if it is used mostly by foreigners.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun (pic) said there would be no issue if Malaysians made full use of the service.

“From what I know, the foreigners come out only during the weekends or on their off-days, but what is important is that from Mondays to Saturdays, most of the local folk travel to the market, office, hospital and elsewhere using this service.

“We will see first the response to this free bus service. I do not want to make a decision without a study.

“Anyone can use this service. It is on a trial basis and if we see most of the people using the bus are foreigners, we will review it,” he said after the 67th anniversary celebrations of the Civil Defence Force at the state Civil Defence Centre yesterday.

Aminuddin also said the government had not set any rules on who could use the free bus service in Seremban, and would first look into the need and suitability of the service.“We hope the local folk will make full use of the service, especially from Monday to Saturday,” he said.

The free bus service in Seremban began yesterday and covers KM Plaza, Seremban Utara Post Office, Haji Shariff Cendol, Wisma Negeri, Seremban Municipal Council, Seremban EPF, Tuanku Jaafar Hospital, Seremban Health Clinic and Seremban KTM from 5.45am until 8.45 pm, at 30-minute intervals.

At the event, 25 people were accorded Civil Defence ranks while 27 people received Civil Defence awards.

Aminuddin was also awarded the rank of Honorary Commissioner of the Civil Defence. — Bernama