PETALING JAYA: Voters will enjoy free rides on all Rapid KL, Rapid Penang and Rapid Kuantan public transport services throughout polling day for the 15th General Election on Saturday (Nov 19).
Prasarana Malaysia Bhd, the operator of the country's main rail and bus services, announced that it’s LRT, MRT, Monorail, BRT and bus services will all be free for all Malaysians for one day on Nov 19 as part of its commitment to enable all Malaysians to vote in GE15.
“This is an effort by us as a Malaysian company to make it easier for Malaysians to exercise their rights and responsibilities to vote as Malaysian citizens,” it said in a press release on Friday (Nov 18).
Prasarana said that Touch ‘n Go card and My50 users will not be charged any fare if they use their card on any of its transportation services.
As for token users, they will need to get a free special one-way trip token from any customer service offices at all LRT, MRT, Monorail and BRT stations.
Rapid Bus users in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Kuantan (including intermediary MRT bus services) will not need to scan their card or pay any fee when boarding or exiting the bus on Saturday.
Heavy traffic is expected to be a common sight tomorrow due to large volumes of voters coming out to vote as well as the day being the weekend and a nationwide public holiday.
Voters and other citizens are advised to be safe on the roads and voting venues due to the heavy amount of people expected to be out and about tomorrow.