Reports by MARTIN CARVALHO, HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM, RAHIMY RAHIM and TARRENCE TAN
SOME 121,303 people living and working in the Klang Valley have benefited from the My100 unlimited travel pass, the House was told.
Transport Minister Anthony Loke said the initiative was launched to promote the use of public transport and address the high cost of living.
“The public response towards the My100 programme, unlimited monthly RapidKL bus, BRT Sunway and RapidKL railway system has been encouraging.
“From January to March this year, the pass directly benefited a total of 121,303 unique users.
“In March, 87,348 persons subscribed to the My100 pass and it is expected to continue to increase in future,” he told Wong Hon Wai (PH-Bukit Bendera).
The My100 and My50 unlimited monthly passes for MRT, LRT and Rapid KL was launched on Dec 1 last year.
Loke said of those using the My100 pass, 64% were women.“In terms of statistics based from states, 44% of them are from Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, 11% from Perak, 7% from Perak, and 4% from Penang.
“The programme has truly benefited youth from all over the country who work and stay in the Klang Valley,” he said.
On the trend of ridership and number of users of the railway system, Loke said the number had increased slightly from 35,602,076 users between January and February this year, compared to 32,550,383 people over the same period last year.