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MELAKA – In an effort to provide a more efficient transportation system and
at the same time give further boost to the tourism sector, the Melaka state
government introduced the Panorama Melaka Red Line service.

State Transport, Rehabilitation Projects and International Trade Committee
chairman Datuk Lim Ban Hong said that as a popular tourist destination it was
vital for Melaka to have efficient and a modern bus service to encourage more
travellers to visit the state.

He said to date, Panorama Melaka Sdn Bhd has mobilised six stage buses in
the city with frequency of every 15 to 20 minutes, to take local and foreign
visitors to the many historical sites available.

“To provide better service, Melaka Panorama plans to have 10 buses operating
at 10-minute frequency in the urban areas.

“With a frequency of 10 minutes per bus, we hope more tourists and local
residents will utilise public transportation thus reducing traffic congestion
and pollution in the city,” Lim told Bernama.

Panorama Melaka established by the state government on Jan 10, 1989
began operating the stage bus service from Feb 1, 2012 after taking over 10
stage bus companies in Melaka on Jan 26 2012.

According to Lim, since February two ‘hop on hop off’ green technology
electric buses had been operating around the UNESCO World Heritage Site in
Bandar Hilir.

“These electric buses are only available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
and the fare is RM5 for adults and RM2.50 for children,” he said.
— BERNAMA

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