KUALA LUMPUR – The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has initiated the process of suspending the licence and 26 bus permits held by Qistna Express Sdn Bhd.
SPAD chief executive officer, Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah said the action was taken due to a violation of the mandatory safety requirements by the company based on SPAD audit report on July 12.
“This action was taken pending the outcome of an investigation being conducted by the Road Safety Research Institute (MIROS) as the commission viewed seriously compliance to the mandatory safety requirements by bus express operators,” he said in a statement here today.
On Sunday, an express bus belonging to the company was reported to have rammed 10 other vehicles at Km 265.8 of the North-South near the Menora Tunnel.
Mohd Azharuddin said the action imposed on Qistna Express was a clear warning to other express bus operators to adhere to SPAD’s industrial code of practice (ICOP) at any time.
He also said SPAD would continue to cooperate with other enforcement agencies, including the police and Road Transport Department to ensure all bus operators maintained their vehicles in good condition and complied with traffic and road traffic regulations. – BERNAMA