Friday, August 29, 2008

Dr M lauds move to beef up public transport system

Friday August 29, 2008 MYT 8:12:02 PM - BERNAMA

KLANG: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad praised the Government’s move to beef up the public transport system, especially the rail system where the coaches are usually packed with passengers.

“The prime minsiter has taken a ride on the commuter train and then the LRT (Light Rail Transit), I suppose he knows what the position is like,” Dr Mahathir said.

The former prime minister said he used to take the train ride for fun and he could find a seat for himself before but now he could not get one because there were too many people using it and it happened even before the oil price hike.

“The passenger load on trains like the commuter and LRT is more now and it really needs Government attention,” he told a press conference after launching a pre-Ramadhan blood donation campaign here. – Bernama

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