PUTRAJAYA, Aug 28 (Bernama) -- The Commercial
Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) is allowing express bus companies
to apply for temporary licences to use school or factory buses
to overcome the shortage of buses for the coming Merdeka holiday.
CVLB chairman Datuk Markiman Kobiran, in a statement issued here
today, said the decision was made in view of some express bus companies
being forced to cancel their service during the period due to inavailability
" As a temporary measure to address the problem, we are allowing express
bus companies to apply for the temporary licence with certain conditions imposed," he
The conditions include that the school or factory buses should
not be more than 10 years old, have valid road tax and insurance
coverage, passed the inspection by Puspakom and the applications
are submitted by the express bus companies concerned.
Other conditions are that the tickets are issued by the applying
express bus companies with an additional charge of RM3 allowed
on the fare and they be held responsible for the service provided
by the school or factory buses.
Markiman reminded express bus operators to abide by the conditions
of the licence and that they would not be allowed to terminate
their service without CVLB's approval even if they refunded customers
for the tickets.
" We will monitor the situation to ensure there is adequate express bus
service and will also be flexible in allowing express bus companies which apply
for the temporary licence to ply other routes," he added.