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Khaw Boon Wan: Bus fares will still be affordable if raised

khaw-boon-wan-transport-ministerThe Government transport contracting model will raise administration norms yet these enhancements can’t be supported without raising passages, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan.


Yet, in the event that passages were to rise, the Public Transport Council (PTC) will guarantee that the charges stay moderate, he said.

Already have some people out there that cannot afford the current bus fares.
Ya still affordable. To Who? Not the low income group right?

His remarks, given to Chinese day by day Lianhe Zaobao in an email meeting, were accounted for yesterday. The transport contracting model produces results on Thursday.

Mr Khaw, who is additionally Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure, included that the Government will keep on ensuring that the expense of open transport is not an undue weight on the general population.

Under the model, the Government will possess every single working resource, which are rented out to transport administrators. Administrators will be paid by the Land Transport Authority for giving transport administrations and admission income will be gathered by the Government.


Mr Khaw said the objective is to have government-possessed transports in order to react all the more rapidly to changing worker needs. He likewise communicated trusts that shorter working contract periods will make the business more aggressive.

At the point when gotten some information about the part the new transport contracting model would play when the separation secured by MRT lines grows to 360km by 2030, Mr Khaw said it was hard to foresee movement conditions after 2030.

Be that as it may, he trusts transports would in any case assume a critical part out in the open transport here, much the same as those in urban areas, for example, New York, London and Tokyo, which have all around created metro systems.

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