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    Good news for Bus, Taxi, and Hire cars operator. But maybe bad news for all users as the fares increase.Read the full news from Bernama below.

    BUS, TAXI, HIRE CAR FARES UP ON AUGUST 1.

    The fares for express and stage buses, mini buses, school buses, taxis and hire cars nationwide will go up on Aug 1.

    Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz announced today that the fares for express and stage buses and taxis would increase by between two sen and RM10.

    The fare for school buses would be raised by between two sen and RM31.70, he said, adding that the express bus fares would go up by two sen to 8.5 sen per km in the peninsula and by two sen and three sen in Sarawak and Sabah, respectively, to 13 sen per km.

    The fare for stage buses in Kuala Lumpur will increase by 25 sen to between RM1 and RM1.10 for Zone 1, by between 40 and 45 sen to between RM1.70 and RM1.90 for Zone 2, by between 50 and 60 sen to between RM2.20 and RM2.50 for Zone 3 and by between 60 and 70 sen to between RM2.70 and RM3.10 for Zone 4.

    For areas outside Kuala Lumpur in the peninsula, the fare will increase by 14 sen to 62 sen for the first two kilometres for non-airconditioned buses and by 22 sen to 94 sen for the first two kilometres for airconditioned buses. The rate for the subsequent kilometres goes up by 2.2 sen to 9.4 sen.

    In Sarawak, the fare for stage buses will increase by between 20 and 25 sen to 85 sen for the first three kilometres for non-airconditioned buses and by 1.8 to 5.4 sen to 16.2 sen per km for subsequent kilometres. For airconditioned houses, the fare will increase by between 24 and 34 sen to RM1.04 sen for the first three kilometres and by 1.2 to six sen to 18 sen per km for subsequent kilometres.

    In Sabah, the fare for non-airconditioned stage buses will increase by 15 sen to 65 sen for the first two kilometres and by 2.2 sen to 9.4 sen per km for subsequent kilometres. For airconditioned stage buses, it will increase by 18 sen to 78 sen for the first two kilometres and by 2.4 sen to 10.4 sen per km for subsequent kilometres.

    The fare for non-airconditioned mini buses in the peninsula will increase by 20 sen to 90 sen for a one-way trip and for airconditioned mini buses by 20 sen to RM1 while the fare for feeder buses will increase by 10 sen to 60 sen for a round trip.

    In Sabah, the fare for non-airconditioned mini buses will increase by two sen to 18 sen per km and for airconditioned mini buses by three sen to 20 sen per km while the shuttle bus fare would be RM1.

    The monthly school bus fare for urban areas in the peninsula will increase by RM6.33 to RM27.43 for the first kilometre and by 47 sen to RM2.02 per km for subsequent kilometres. The daily fare is 62 sen for the first kilometre and five sen per km for subsequent kilometres.

    For the rural areas, the monthly school bus fare will increase by RM4.76 to RM20.61 for the first kilometre and by 47 sen to RM2.02 per km for subsequent kilometres. The daily fare is 47 sen for the first kilometre and five sen per km for subsequent kilometres.

    In Sarawak, the non-airconditioned school bus fare will increase by two sen to 11 sen per kilometre and the airconditioned school bus fare by two sen to 12 sen per kilometre.

    In Sabah, the minimum school bus fare will increase by RM7.90 to RM34.30 for a distance of less than five kilometres and the maximum fare by RM31.70 to RM137.30 for a distance of more than 60km.

    The taxi fare in the Klang Valley, Johor Baharu, Kuala Terengganu and Melaka will increase by RM1 to RM3 for the first kilometre. The charge for every subsequent 115 metres is 10 sen.

    The taxi fare in Penang will also go up by RM1 to RM4 for the first kilometre. The charge for every subsequent 115 metres is 10 sen.

    The charge for ferrying more than two passengers and for carrying goods in the boot is abolished effective Aug 1.

    The fare for airport taxis to KL International Airport and the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) will rise by RM3.20 while the fare to other airports will go up by between RM1.50 and RM2.80.

    The non-airconditioned hire car fare will go up by 10.1 sen to 21.6 sen per km with a 50 sen additional charge per passenger and the airconditioned hire car fare will rise by 11.7 sen to 25 sen per km with a 50 sen additional charge per passenger.

    In Sarawak, the non-airconditioned hire car fare will increase by 4.2 sen to 34.2 sen for the first kilometre and by 2.1 sen to 17.1 sen per km for subsequent kilometres while the airconditioned hire car fare will rise by five sen to 40 sen for the first kilometre and by 2.4 sen to 19.4 sen per km for subsequent kilometres.

    The taxi fare will go up by RM1 to RM3 for the first kilometre and by two sen to 12 sen every 100 metres for the subsequent distance. The fare for airport taxi using coupons will rise by RM2.

    In Sabah, the non-airconditioned hire car fare will rise by 2.5 sen to 20.5 sen per km and the airconditioned hire car fare by 2.8 sen to 22.8 sen per km while the fare for airport taxis using coupons will increase by RM10.

    The taxi fare will go up by RM5 to RM10 for the first three kilometres and by 2 sen to 12 sen for every 100 metres for the subsequent distance.

    Nazri said the Cabinet approved the fare increases at its meeting on June 17.

    He also said that the government had outlined several improvements to the public transportation industry following the fare increase, including the use of the Global Positioning System and e-ticketing, 25 per cent fare deduction for the handicapped and people above 60, and uniforms for school bus drivers.

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    4 Responses

    1. Comment says:

      Sebelum ‘harga minyak naik’ September ni tambang bas + teksi dinaikkan dulu. Bijak…bijak..

    2. diegienismo says:

      Allah..hai…just dreaming to change my car to accord..herm…

    3. eriz says:

      aku tak terkejut kalau harge naik…tapi aku terkejut kalau harga turun…
      mmg takkan habis…

    4. hmm..naik jgk…naik kete blik la mcm nie…nsb dh xlme dok kt KL nie..

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