My50 Unlimited Travel Pass for the Klang Valley Confirmed for 2022
Unlimited Travel Pass to Take Over from My30
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong confirmed that My50, which will be exclusively for Malaysian citizens, will replace the My30 unlimited travel pass introduced under the National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA) in June last year.
“The promotion period for My30 ends on 31st December, 2021, and will be replaced by the RM50 travel pass, as announced by the Finance Minister in the proposed Budget in the Dewan Rakyat on 29th October. With the introduction of this My50 pass and with the positive developments shown under the National Recovery Plan (PPN), the ministry and Prasarana are confident 2022 will see an increase in the number of passengers using Prasarana’s services,” he told a media conference.
Wee added that the introduction of the My50 travel pass was proof of the government’s concern for the welfare and well-being of the people at a challenging time in line with the aspirations of the ‘Keluarga Malaysia’ (Malaysian Family).
Up to 24th December, an average of 462,246 daily passengers were handled by Prasarana so far this year. However, before the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2019, Prasarana was handling 1.1 million passengers a day.
“With the capabilities and capacity that it has, Prasarana can increase the frequency of its trains and buses to ensure its passengers continue to enjoy comfortable, smooth and safe journeys.”
Wee said maintaining the travel pass initiative is a success as the government has allocated RM115 million as subsidy payment to cover the costs borne by Prasana in providing its transport services.
“Normally, a monthly pass would be valued at RM 200. When we offered a subsidised unlimited travel pass, it ensured that RM 50 is paid by the people and the remaining RM 150 by the government,” he said.
Wee also said that My50 will be applicable for those who use Rapid Penang’s bus services, soon to be known as Pas Mutiara.
He said although My30 is will end on 31st December, those who have already made advance purchases, including Pas Mutiara, can continue to use the facility until 30th January before switching to the My50 travel pass.