Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Putrajaya Taxis To Use Coupon System

30 August 2005

Koperasi Pengangkutan Awam Putrajaya Berhad Chairman M. Shariff Yousof Shah said the coupon system would come into force in October at the latest.

For a start, the system would be introduced in Putrajaya Sentral at Precinct 7 which houses the Ekspres Rail Link (ERL) station, he told reporters after a function to affix Jalur Gemilang on Putrajaya and Cyberjaya taxis here Tuesday by Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk M. Kayveas.

Shariff said the coupon system would be similar to the one being practised in Kuala Lumpur and at KL International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang.

He said legal action would be taken against taxi drivers found to be not using the system.

Shariff also said the cooperative was buying Proton Waja which would be made official taxis in Putrajaya.

"We propose to use light blue colour for the taxis which will become part of the identity and image of Putrajaya," he said.

The taxi drivers have been asked to wear vests bearing their names to facilitate passengers to lodge complaints if they committed an offence, he added.