KUALA LUMPUR: The Land Public Transport CommissionÂ (SPAD) will mobilise 300 enforcement officers for its Aidilfitri operation
Its enforcement head Datuk Che Hasni Che Ahmad said the two-week operationÂ would focus on main bus terminals.
“We will keep tabs on express bus operators to ensure that they are inÂ possession of a valid licence and permit and selling tickets at the proper
fare,” he said.
He said enforcement officers would be observing taxi drivers who do not useÂ the meter or charge excessively, and ticket touts.
Che Hasni said SPAD enforcement officers would be working round the clockÂ for three days before and four days after Aidilfitri to ensure a smooth journeyÂ for the homebound public.
Meanwhile, he said SPAD conducted 771 operations on express busesÂ nationwide, between June 2011 and last May.
He said action was taken against express bus operators for 6,913 traffic andÂ permit offences.
SPAD also took action against 8,106 taxi drivers; 8,406 lorry drivers; 194Â ticket touts; and 347 ‘pirate’ taxis, he added.
Che Hasni advised express bus passengers to immediately report any incidentÂ of speeding by the drivers, to SPAD.
“Passengers must also make sure that their tickets are valid and printedÂ electronically with the relevant information such as bus company, destination,Â ticket price, seat number and departure time printed on it,” he said.– BERNAMA