Author: Hao Jiaming
Editor: Zhang Zihao
KUALA LUMPUR, 23 April - In anticipation of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr, the traffic authorities have announced an extended time for some of the major public transportation systems in the city.
Starting April 15, the operating hours of eight stations on the LRT, MRT, and monorail have been extended by 1:30 a.m.
The decision to extend the operating hours comes considering the increased demand for public transportation during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which is expected to see a surge in the number of people travelling to visit their loved ones. With this extension, commuters will be able to travel with ease and convenience without having to worry about the usual rush-hour crowds.
(Lrt in KL. Photo by Hao Jiaming)
We spoke to Norazman Abdul Ghaffar, a volunteer staff of the traffic authorities, who shed light on the rationale behind the extension, "We understand that Eid al-Fitr is an important occasion for many people, and we want to make sure that they are able to celebrate it with their friends and family without any hassle, by extending the operating hours of some of the major public transportation systems, we hope to ease the burden on commuters and ensure that everyone can travel with ease and convenience."
The extension of operating hours has been met with positive reactions from the public, with many commuters expressing their gratitude towards the authorities for taking this step.
"This is a great move by the traffic authorities, it shows that they are thinking about the needs of the people and taking proactive measures to ensure that we are able to celebrate Eid al-Fitr without any inconvenience," said Mr. Rizwan Hidayat, a regular commuter.
With this extension, commuters will have more options to travel late into the night, allowing them to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with their loved ones without having to worry about transportation. In summary, the decision to extend the operating hours of some of the major public transportation systems in Kuala Lumpur during the Eid al-Fitr holiday is a welcome move for commuters. The authorities' proactive approach to ensuring that everyone can travel with ease and convenience while still prioritizing their health and safety is commendable. Commuters are urged to follow the necessary safety guidelines and precautions while travelling during this holiday season.
(Photo of Kajang Station. Source: Twitter）