Almost RM83mil spent on MY30 subsidies from June till Sept, says Transport Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has spent RM82.98mil in subsidies for the MY30 unlimited monthly travel pass for Klang Valley commuters, says the Transport Ministry.

This includes a total of 488,156 passes sold up till September this year since the initiative was introduced on June 15.

“A positive monthly increase was also seen and many people are welcoming the government’s initiative in helping the people, ” said the ministry in a Parliamentary written reply dated Nov 30.

A monthly breakdown on the sales of MY30 was provided by the Transport Ministry, includes 77,133 units sold in June, involving RM13.11mil.

In July, 124,987 units were sold, involving RM21.25mil, while in August 136,036 units were sold, involving RM23.1mil.

In September, 150,000 units were sold, involving RM25.5mil, said the ministry.

The implementation of this programme will be able to encourage Malaysians to use public transport as their main mode of transport in their daily lives, ” the ministry added.

My30 was first announced on June 15, following the severe impact brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and was supposed to run until Dec 31 this year.

Malaysians can buy the MY30 pass at all 122 LRT, MRT, Monorail, BRT stations and at five Rapid KL bus hubs at Pasar Seni, Shah Alam Section 2, Greenwood, Kajang terminal and Sri Nilam.

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