Penang Port Commission extends 50% reduction on ferry fares for cyclists and motorcyclists until the end of the year

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PPC Chairman Datuk Tan Teik Cheng said a total of 62,564 motorcyclists and 1,393 cyclists benefited from the 50% discount when taking the Ro-Ro ferries between January 1 and May 31 of this year. ― Photo by Sayuti Zainudin

By Opalyn Mok

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 1:27 PM MYT

GEORGE TOWN, June 28 – The Penang Port Commission (PPC) is extending its 50% discount on fares for motorcyclists and cyclists using Penang Roll-On, Roll-Off (Ro-Ro) ferries until the end of the year.

Motorcyclists will continue to pay only RM1 while cyclists will pay 60 sen when using Ro-Ro ferries from the original rates of RM2 and RM1.20 respectively.

PPC Chairman Datuk Tan Teik Cheng said that PPC originally offered the 50% discount from January 1 this year until June 30.

“We are extending the discount period until the end of this year to help reduce transport costs for motorcyclists, cyclists and pedicab drivers,” he said in a statement today. .

Tan said a total of 62,564 motorcyclists and 1,393 cyclists benefited from the 50% discount when taking the Ro-Ro ferries between January 1 and May 31 this year.

“PPC spent RM65,539.10 during this period,” he said.

Tan said everyone, Malaysians and foreigners, were eligible for the discount.

“We hope that by extending the discount period, it will benefit 100,000 motorcyclists and cyclists for the next six months,” he said.


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