Disabled to get free public transport rides soon

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PETALING JAYA: The disabled will soon be able to enjoy free public transportation services, says women, family and community development minister Nancy Shukri.

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Nancy said she had the opportunity to speak with transport minister Loke Siew Fook before a Cabinet meeting today about providing free public transport rides for the disabled on the LRT, MRT and stage buses.

“(Loke) has agreed to this in principle and will think of the best mechanism to implement this,” she said in a Twitter post.

Last year, the disabled were able to enjoy free public transportation services under Prasarana for one month from Aug 31 to Sept 30 in conjunction with the 65th Merdeka anniversary.

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They needed only to show their disabled person (OKU) card from the welfare department.

According to Prasarana, on average 23,527 and 26,762 disabled people use its bus and rail services, respectively, every month.

Currently, OKU cardholders only enjoy a 50% discount for all public transport.-FMT


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