In a recent announcement, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has disclosed plans to introduce charges for non-Malaysian citizens utilising the GOKL bus services. This new measure will be implemented in phases, affecting four routes in the city center, namely Route 01 (Green), Route 02 (Purple), Route 03 (Red), and Route 04 (Blue).
Cashless Payment Transactions:
Non-Malaysian citizens availing themselves of GOKL bus services will be required to make cashless payments. Accepted modes of payment include the Touch & Go card, QR code, credit card, or debit card.
MyKad Registration for Malaysian Citizens:
On the other hand, Malaysian citizens utilising the GOKL bus services must register their MyKad for authentication purposes to enjoy the continued free service.
Registration Counter Details:
To facilitate the transition and registration process, DBKL has set up registration counters at strategic locations. The registration period commences on December 1, 2023, with operating hours from 7 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm. The designated locations for registration counters are as follows:
- KLCC Bus Stop
- Titiwangsa Terminal Stop (Pekeliring)
- Final Stop Art Market
- DBKL Tower Lobby
Special Consideration for Children:
Notably, the GOKL bus service remains free for all children under 12 years of age, ensuring continued accessibility for families.
Special Registration Session for Art Market Patrons:
Starting December 6, 2023, and every Wednesday thereafter, a special registration session will be held from 2 pm to 4 pm at the DBKL Tower Lobby, catering to individuals frequenting the Art Market.
Phased Implementation Schedule:
The phased implementation of charges for non-Malaysian citizens using GOKL bus services is part of DBKL’s strategy to manage the cost of public transportation while ensuring continued accessibility for Malaysian citizens.
As these changes take effect, DBKL encourages affected individuals to comply with the registration requirements, facilitating a smooth transition to the new cashless payment system for non-Malaysian citizens while maintaining the integrity of the free service for Malaysian citizens and young passengers.