Saturday, June 15

Malaysia’s Wild Ride: More Vehicles Than People in the Land of Zoom!

Guess what? Malaysia’s got more wheels rolling around than people strolling around! According to Transport Minister Anthony Loke, we’re talking about a whopping 36.3 million registered vehicles cruising our roads as of October this year. That’s more than the entire population, which was 32.4 million last year.

And what’s zooming around the most? Well, cars take the crown with a massive 17,244,978 of them. Motorcycles aren’t far behind, revving up at 16,773,112, and there are about 1,429,403 vehicles hauling goods around.

But here’s where it gets interesting—there are also 84,745 taxis, 64,021 buses, and 30,318 rental cars doing their thing on the roads. And believe it or not, 736,410 other vehicles are out there, marching to the beat of their own drum.

Now, out of this grand fleet, 23,822,322 vehicles are road-ready with active licenses and taxes. But there are around 12,540,664 vehicles that seem to be taking a chill pill—no taxes, no action.

The Transport Ministry’s got some cool plans too! They’re all about pushing public transportation, like the My50 unlimited monthly pass by Prasarana and free travel passes for students and people with disabilities on the KTM Komuter. Plus, brace yourselves—more rail networks are on the way in the Klang Valley. The MRT2 project kicked off on March 16, and they’re eyeing the MRT3 project, looking to stretch that rail network to the edges of Kuala Lumpur and Ampang Jaya.

What’s the deal with MRT3, you ask? Picture this: 51 kilometers of rail, 10 interchange stations, and connections to the MRT1, MRT2, LRT, Monorail, and KTM Komuter. That’s a network that’ll get you around, right?

Oh, and here’s the cherry on top—the ministry’s teaming up with local authorities and other cool cats to make micromobility vehicles a thing.

So, get ready, Malaysia, ’cause our roads are buzzing, and the future looks like a wild ride!

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