The Bank Rakyat Bangsar LRT station, repainted in the colours of the bank, will also include pamphlets and projects advertising the banks itemsservices and products. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Raymund Wong, October 12, 2015. Commuters will soon be able to utilize their bank cards to spend for Light Rapid Transit and Monorail train services.
Prasarana Malaysia Bhd president and group primarypresident Datuk Azmi Abdul Aziz said they were dealing with the process that would effectively permit commuters to utilize their bank cards instead of cash to pay for train services in the city.
“We will require time to work out the details. At the minute, we are moving towardsapproaching NFC (near field communications), however we are also working on the bank card system now,” he said at the unveiling of the renamed Bank Rakyat Bangsar LRT station, formerly known as Bangsar LRT station, today.
“We wantwish to make sure that the system is also EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) certified. When that is done, we will work out the information to make the system a fact. It will take us a couple of months to establish the system,” he stated.
Bank Rakyat chairman General (Rtd) Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal stated the bank would work with Prasarana to allow a 2 % discount on ticket costs for Bank Rakyat cardholders.
He stated Bank Rakyat would invest no less than RM10 million over 5 years in the process through Prasarana’s LRT station calling rights program.
“The sponsorship is not just to enhance the Bank Rakyat brand. It is likewise an effort to encourage the usageusing public transport as an option to vehicles, therefore reducing traffic.
“If we take a look at the automobiles on the roads today, we will see that one automobile has just one person in it. The culture of utilizing public transport like the LRT should be embraced. When we have the bankcard payment sytem, it will be easier,” he stated.
Aziz stated the renamed station would provide services such as ATMs and CDMs, as well as feature brochures and campaigns advertising Bank Rakyat’s items.
Aside from the design and colours to promote the brand, Bank Rakyat has likewise remodelled the station’s surau.
At the same time, Azmi stated, Rapid Bus and Quick Rail services would be hitting the one million everyday commuters mark at some point in the middle of next month, which would supply more reward for others to become company partners with Prasarana.
“These numbers are likewise in line with the federal government’s goal to attain 40 % public transportation share by 2030,” he said.
Azmi said efforts such as the station naming rights programme would increase Prasarana’s income so as to allow the business to be economically independent.
“Revenue from the programme will be channelled back to enhance and include centers and programmes at the stations enhance the taking a trip experience of Rapid KL clients.
Last week, through the exact same program, the Bukit Bintang monorail station was renamed AirAsia Bukit Bintang LRT station.
Azmi exposed that the next station to be relabelled was Universiti LRT station. Through Prasarana’s collaboration with Sueze Capital Sdn Bhd, the station will be enamed KL Entrance Universiti LRT station later in the month. – October 12, 2015.