Kuala Tereng­ganu folKs wanT ride-hail­ing ser­vices

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res­i­dents are wonder­ing when ride-hail­ing ser­vices, such as Uber and Grab, will reach the state.

Res­i­dents be­lieved that such ser­vices would im­prove pub­lic trans­port op­tions in the state cap­i­tal.

Kuala Tereng­ganu has taxis, but fares can be high, while buses are ir­reg­u­lar.

Re­tired civil ser­vant Mustafa Che Mokhtar, from Pu­lau Kamb­ing, said he re­lied on pub­lic trans­port be­cause his vision was de­te­ri­o­rat­ing.

He said taxi fares were ex­pen­sive, adding that a 2km jour­ney from his home to Pasir Pan­jang would cost RM15.

“There is no bus ser­vice to Pasir Pan­jang. I be­lieve Uber and Grab will not charge more than RM5 for that dis­tance.”

So­cial worker Liza Atan, 38, said Uber and Grab were avail­able in many states and of­fered a cost-sav­ing al­ter­na­tive to com­muters.

She said RM30 for a 12km taxi ride from the city to the Sul­tan Mah­mud Air­port was ridicu­lous.

“I have shared an air­port taxi to town with a for­eigner be­fore.

“He was puz­zled as to why Uber or Grab was not avail­able in the state cap­i­tal.”

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Kuala Tereng­ganu folks be­lieve ride-hail­ing ser­vices such as Uber can help them save cost.

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