KUALA LUMPUR: The government will continue to provide My50 Unlimited Travel Pass to ease the transport costs of Klang Valley commuters.
Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said this would benefit some 180,000 commuters who spend an average of RM200 monthly for rail and bus services.
He said to encourage public transport use, the government would continue to subsidise and increase the reachability of public transport nationwide.
"Intercity bus services are important for urban populations, who are using public transport to reach their workplaces.
"In 2023, RM180 million will be allocated to repair buses and improve stage buses' connectivity in Melaka and Kuching.
"The government will also replace 18 city buses handled by Mara for the benefit of Kedahans.
"For air transport, which is the main transport mode for Sabahans and Sarawakians in the interior, the government is committed to continue to subsidise this service with an allocation of RM209 million for the rural population."
Tengku Zafrul said this when tabling the 2023 Budget in the Dewan Rakyat today.