Federal Govt Assures ECRL Fares Will Be Reasonable

Last update: 13/08/2017

KOTA BHARU, Aug 13 (Bernama) --The Federal Government has assured that the fares for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) transport service will not burden consumers, said Kelantan Federal Action Council (MTPNK) chairman, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

He said that he was confident that the government led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak would allocate subsidies to cover part of the fare that will be imposed , similar to the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) service.

"The MRT for instance, I understand the government subsidises no less than 50 per cent of the fare for the service.

"Going by the cost (construction), indeed it will be high and at the same time the subsidies granted will depend on the government's finances. However, the salaries of the people will continue to rise and they must be realistic. Whatever it is, we will make sure that the fare charged is reasonable," he said.

Mustapa, who is also the Minister of International Trade and Industry, said this at a press conference after chairing a meeting with heads of Federal government departments at the Kelantan Federal Development Department (JPP) here today.....