Prasarana, KTMB to change operating hours during Ramadan, says Dr Wee


PETALING JAYA: Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) and Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will be changing its operating hours throughout the month of Ramadan, says the Transport Ministry.

Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said both the public transport providers will now operate from 6am to 10am, and 4pm to 10pm during Ramadan.

The services include LRT, MRT and KL Monorail that is operated by Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd as well as the bus services under Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd such as GoKL, Smart Selangor and feeder buses.

Dr Wee said the frequency for the Rapid KL rail operations are every 10 minutes during peak hours and 30 minutes for after peak hours.

"The land public transportation in Sabah and Sarawak are also recommended to operate based on this schedule.

"However, it is also based on the consideration from the two state governments as well," said Dr Wee in a statement on Thursday (April 23).

He said the change in operating hours during the evening is to ease the commute of public transport users throughout the month of Ramadan.

It is also to respect those working, especially Muslims who are fasting.

"The public who are using the public transportation are reminded to follow all the regulations set during the movement control order (MCO) that is set by the National Security Council, such as maintaining social distancing, taking care of one's personal hygiene as a means to curb the spread of Covid-19," he said.

Earlier, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that public transport vehicles would be able to operate from 4pm to 10pm, an hour earlier compared to the previous 5pm to 10pm.

This is because civil servants are usually allowed to leave work 30 minutes earlier during the fasting month.

Currently, public transport runs from 6am to 10am and 5pm to 10pm.

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