Floods: KTMB to have bus services on standby

BATU GAJAH, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will provide bus services in the event that flood waters affect train routes, said Transport Deputy Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar today.

Train services are running as per normal currently, he said, explaining that KTMB was monitoring the situation to ensure that its trains could operate safely.

The minister told reporters this after officiating at the fourth convocation of Akademi KTM (Malaysian Railway Academy) held at the academy’s premises here.

A total of 226 graduates from the academy were presented with Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (Malaysian Skills Certificates) and KTMB certificates by Kamarudin.

On Dec 1, KTMB announced operational changes to train services departing from the Tumpat, Wakaf Bharu and Pasir Mas stations in Kelantan, following floods in the east coast, while last Thursday, the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) issued a warning about a second wave of floods expected to occur from Dec 25 to 26.

In other developments, Kamarudin announced that 77,382 out of 143,986 KTMB tickets on offer in conjunction with Chinese New Year 2020, were sold out for journeys from Jan 22 to 24, and 27 to 28.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)