PETALING JAYA: In an effort to promote healthy living, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) had allowed commuters to bring onboard all types of bicycles.
Sinar Harian reported that KTMB chief operating officer Mohd Zain Mat Taha said the initiative, which began on Aug 6, was aimed at encouraging the public to lead a healthy lifestyle.
“Previously, only folding bikes were allowed entry with a fee of RM2 being charged to the user.
“As of April 18 however, we announced that the fee would be scrapped.
“On Aug 6, we allowed all types of bicycles to be brought onboard the commuter trains during non-peak hours and on weekends,” he told a press conference after the Seremban Cylo Tourism @ Terokai Seremban Dengan Basikal officiating ceremony at the Seremban train station yesterday.
The ceremony was officiated by Seremban City Council (MBS) mayor Datuk Masri Razali.
Mohd Zain said KTMB was also planning to promote cycling at locations in Selangor and Perak, and for cyclists to firstly get there using commuter trains.
“This is the first time we are working with MBS to promote cycling while concurrently introducing Seremban as a tourist destination.
“Our (KTMB) travel routes also encompass almost the entire peninsula which itself offers many interesting locations,” he said.
Meanwhile, Masri said Seremban had various cycling routes which would appeal to avid cyclists.
“Among our suggestions are along Jalan Temiang to Pantai, Kuala Klawang to Genting Peras, Bukit Miku to Tampin, Sungai Gadut to Rantau and Rembau to Gemas.
“I am confident that this initiative would also attract tourists to travel via commuter trains to Seremban, just for cycling,” he said.