Ever since the Covid-19 outbreak, we have no choice but to line up and wait for our turn to enter premises or make payment for our purchases. This is very troublesome especially if you’re in a hurry.
For those taking the train to work or school, you may not have to wait as long as you did before as Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will introduce a new online ticketing system from Aug 17.
As reported by Bernama, the new system known as the KTMB Integrated Ticketing System (KITS), it aims to increase online ticket sales by making it more efficient and secure, as well as reducing counter congestion, according to KTMB Chief Executive Officer Kamarulzaman Zainal.
“We want to avoid the problem by using ‘cloud’ technology, to ease buying of tickets at the counters or via online at home,” he told reporters after the KTM Komuter and Electric Train Service (ETS) Anniversary celebration at KL Sentral, here, today.
Prizes and free tickets will be given to the first 25 passengers at all KTM Komuter stations in Klang Valley on Aug 25 as part of the celebration of the new system and the Komuter and ETS Anniversary contest which ended yesterday.
Kamarulzaman said earlier in his speech that KTM Komuter had served the people for 25 years while this year marks the 10th anniversary of ETS service. Back in 1995, the government then decided to give the people free (Komuter) service for 11 days when it first started on the route between Rawang, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur on August 3.
“Its service operation seven days a week for 25 years, has enabled over 742 million passengers to reach their destinations,” he said, adding that KTM Komuter was the first electric train introduced in the country.
Meanwhile, the ETS has carried more than 23 million passengers since it was launched between Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh in 2010, and the operation now covers Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Perak, Penang , Kedah and Perlis.
Passengers are first required to register with the service to purchase tickets via KITS from August 10 onwards and obtain a Passenger Name Record (PNR) number which you can do by visiting the rail operator’s official website