Government responsible for public transport

Friday, March 25, 2011

MINISTER in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said privatisation models of public transportation service have not been successful.

He said providing public transportation was the responsibility of the government to ensure that fares would remain reasonable.

“Public transportation must remain the responsibility of the Government to ensure that reasonable fares are charged.

“If we give it to a private company to handle and if fares are increased 100%, then the opposition will show their anger towards us instead,” he said when replying to a question raised by Teresa Kok (DAP -Seputeh).

He also said that the cost for the development of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT route would be known by May following the completion of the assessment and public feedback.

He urged the public to give feedback on the project to allow the necessary amendments to be made to the project.

The public has until May 14 to give their views on the project.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/3/25/parliament/8343834&sec=parliament

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