KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 (Bernama) — Prasarana Malaysia Berhad’s (Prasarana) success in operating the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Makkah Metro Southern Line (MMMSL) rail service has brought about high expectation from the public for next year’s Haj season.
Prasarana chairman Tan Sri Ismail Adam said in this regard, MMMSL staff should make early planning and preparations for next year.
“I wish to thank the Express Rail Link (ERL) and Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) for their willingness to jointly work with Prasarana to ensure the success of this project which was carried out in a short period of time.
“The MMMSL staff should be prepared because we have more time as compared to this year, in which we had only been given three months to make preparations,” he said in a statement issued by Prasarana, here Wednesday.
“Prasarana was awarded the contract to operate and maintain the MMMSL in May. However the process of handing over the facility from the previous contractor, China Railway Construction Consortium, took more than a month and could only be completed in June,” Ismail said.
In the meantime, Prasarana president and chief executive officer Datuk Azmi Abdul Aziz said all of the MMMSL staff had successfully carried out the tasks given to them and made the nation proud.
“Although we have achieved success in the MMMSL rail service, Prasarana staff should be aware that next year’s season will be more challenging, therefore we need to improve our performance,” he said.