KANGAR – The much-awaited MyBas stage bus service in Perlis began operation today with 24 buses plying 15 routes.
State Cooperatives, Consumer Affairs and Transport Committee chairman, Datuk Sabry Ahmad in launching the bus service at Jalan Bukit Lagi express bus terminal here said, 95 per cent of the routes would be concentrated in the rural areas.
The rural routes would be managed by Syarikat Mara Liner while the remaining routes would continue to be operated by Syarikat City Liner, he added.
According to Sabry, Syarikat Mara Liner had been given an eight-yearcontract to operate the service with minimum fare imposed.
Another company had been given the task to build over 160 bus stops and signboards along the bus routes, he added.
He hoped that with the stage bus service available, it would be convenient for the public to travel to Kangar as well as help reduce congestion in the town specially during public holidays. – BERNAMA