Selangor Journal

Strong finances & management integrity key to success

BY: LIZAWATI MADFA
KAJANG, AUG 5S: Selangor Government’s success in providing the free Bas Smart Selangor service is due to strong finances and management that is transparent.
Dato’ Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the formula behind the programme’s success has not been emulated successfully by other states in Malaysia, nor at Federal level.
“There are services that give 50% discount provided by other governments, but that only lasts a month, but we provide free services indefinitely.
“There is also a state government that has tried to imitate us by preparing five buses but failed to maintain the service,” he said at the Bandar Putera Mahkota Community Hall Groundbreaking ceremony cum MPKj KJ02 and KJ03 Routes Launch recently.
Bas Smart Selangor
Shah Alam City Council (MBSA), Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) and Klang Municipal Council (MPK) on July 1, 2015.
The free service was then extended to Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj), Ampang Jaya Muncipal Council (MPAJ), Sepang Municipal Council (MPSp), Selayang Municipal Council (MPS), Kuala Langat Municipal Council (MDKL), Hulu Selangor District Council (MDHS), Sabak Bernam District Council (MDSB) and Kuala Selangor District Council (MDHS).
At the early stages, the service had 52 buses and 14 routes before expanding to 98 buses and 30 routes in August.
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On September 24, the 100th Bas Smart Selangor is expected to be launched, making the service the highest number of free buses prepared by any government in Malaysia.
The provision of the free Bas Smart Selangor service currently cost around RM32 million.

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