GEORGE TOWN: Users of the iconic Penang ferry may have to pay more, based on a proposed fare hike circular issued by Penang Port Commission (PPC).
The circular, titled â€˜Proposed Ferry Tariff Hikesâ€™ by the PPC (which operates, manages and maintains all port facilities and services), have been placed at the Butterworth and George Town ferry terminals, and have gone viral over social media platforms.
Under the proposed fares, car owners would have to pay RM9 from the present RM7.70 while pedestrians may have to pay RM2, 80 sen more from the present rate.
The fare for motorcycles is slated to rise from RM2 to RM3.50, while the cost of the monthly season ticket for students, will be doubled from RM3 to RM6, and for adults, from RM30 to RM50, if approved.
Lorries with two axles with four wheels may be charged RM20 (previously RM13.20) and lorries with two axles and six wheels (RM40 from RM27.50).
Cyclists are also not spared as they may have to pay 10 sen more from the present RM1.40.
The PPC has also urged users to email their comments or objections to firstname.lastname@example.org.-NST