Free Buses For Those Living In Putrajaya From November!

The Ministry of Federal Territories (KWP) through its agency Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj) has introduced a free bus service for the Putrajaya area which will start operating on November 1.

free buses for those living in putrajaya from november!Photo via Facebook (Perbadanan Putrajaya)

According to Astro Awani, its Minister, Tan Sri Annuar Musa said that this is one of the Wilayah Prihatin’s initiatives, to help the people especially the residents of Putrajaya to reduce the cost of living, in terms of transportation as well as to facilitate businesses in Putrajaya.

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"At the same time, the free bus service will encourage domestic tourism in Putrajaya that can help revive the local economy. This free bus service is only for Malaysians and will cover all existing Nadi Putra bus routes," he said in a statement on Monday.

He added that the free bus initiative which involves an estimated cost of RM12 million a year will be beneficial for the well-being of the people, especially those living in WP Putrajaya, "With this initiative, it is expected to be able to increase Nadi Putra bus passengers by 50% for the year 2021.”

To further intensify the free bus service, he said the route and frequency of Nadi Putra buses had been restructured involving 12 routes around Putrajaya, “The main service route, T500, was introduced which started at Complex E and will go through Government Complexes along Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Precinct 1 (Complex A, B, C, D & E) and Persiaran Perdana (Precinct 2, and Precinct 3) up to Dataran Gemilang Precinct 4.”

free buses for those living in putrajaya from november!Photo via Facebook (Perbadanan Putrajaya)

The frequency of this main route is every 5 minutes during peak hours (6.30 am to 9.00 am and 4.00 pm to 6.40 pm), every 10 minutes during non-peak hours, and every 30 minutes in the evening, weekends or public holidays.

"Meanwhile, the remaining 11 service routes will go through residential, commercial, and office areas other than in Precincts 1 to 4 with a frequency of every 15 minutes during peak hours, 20 minutes during non-peak hours and 30 minutes in the evening, weekends, or public holidays," he said.

Since the buses are now free, let’s take on an environmentally friendly challenge by catching the bus to work for a week! Sounds like fun! 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat

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