Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Double-decker bus for Penang a reality in making??

Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (SPNB) will not cut corners in its spending to bring high quality double-decker buses to Penang next year.

Rapid Penang Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Azhar Ahmad said cost was not a concern.

He said they would ensure that the vehicles to be used were reliable and equipped with safety features.

Prasarana owns a fleet of buses in Penang, which are operated by Rapid Penang, a subsidiary of Rapid KL.

Azhar said the double-decker buses would be sourced from either Europe or Asia.

He said the usage of double-decker buses would be ideal for Penang, which was growing rapidly, as they could carry an additional 40% more passengers than ordinary buses.

“Double-decker buses have a proven track record in serving high density cities such as Hong Kong, which has been using double-decker buses for the past 25 years. These buses are also more cost effective to maintain,” he said in an interview.

Penang will be the first state in Malaysia to introduce double-decker public buses in high-density areas by end of next year.

I feel that this is a good idea, as long as it benefits the public transport users with not too high fees impose. Go go go !!!

1 comment:

HL said...

yeah.. just don't charge a lot on the user will do