PUTRAJAYA, May 13 — The Transport Ministry (MOT) will table a proposal on the issue of fare increase to offset losses suffered by public transport operators in cutting passenger capacity by half to meet social distancing regulations, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
He said the government had received complaints from public transport operators on the matter and realised that the practice of social distancing on public transport had somewhat led to more expensive fares.
“So, MOT will look into this matter to ensure that there are no losses on the part of public transport operators. MOT will table its proposal at the Ministers’ Special Committee Meeting soon,” he told a daily news conference on the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) here today.
He said this when answering a question on complaints about higher fares charged by operators on grounds that they are allowed to carry only half the usual number of passengers during the CMCO period.