Prasarana to carry out van-hailing service with Kumpool

KUALA LUMPUR: Prasarana Malaysia Berhad and transportation company, Kumpool, are conducting a pilot van-hailing service project between residential homes and public transport stations.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said the public can use the service provided at a reasonable fare of RM1 for each use.

"We are ready to add this service to other stations in existing networks," he said during the question and answer session in response to a supplementary question from Datuk R. Ramanan (PH-Sungai Buloh) on the government's efforts to encourage more optimal and comprehensive use of public transport.

It is learned that the van-hailing service operates in the Wangsa Maju area here and Alam Megah, in Shah Alam in Selangor.

Loke said the Transport Ministry was also discussing with e-hailing companies to introduce the concept of "ride sharing" to allow their drivers to pick up more than one passenger.

"This will directly lower the fare rate for e-hailing users," he added.

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