Prasarana, AIG introduce protection plan for RapidKL passengers 

by SHAFIQQUL ALIFF /graphic by TMR

PRASARANA Malaysia Bhd, through RapidKL, is collaborating with AIG Malaysia Insurance Bhd, to introduce the Hospital Protection Plan (HPP) which is free for three months under the “Selesa dan Selamat” campaign. 

Prasarana president and group CEO Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah said the campaign and plan are in line with Rapid KL’s aspiration to strengthen public transport services and thus become a driver of sustainable mobility in the country.

He said the HPP is free to 50,000 passengers who successfully apply and register through the Pulse mobile application starting from June 16, 2022, simultaneously with the opening of Phase 1 of the Putrajaya Line MRT (mass rapid transit).

“This policy not only protects them when using public transport operated by Rapid KL but at any time they are infected with the listed diseases.

“I hope these new initiatives will further strengthen people’s confidence to return to using public transport, in line with the transition to the endemic phase of Covid-19,” he said after launching the campaign today.

The launch was held at the Batu MRT station to give a glimpse of the Putrajaya Line MRT Phase 1 service, which will be officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on June 16, 2022.

The Batu MRT Line connects KTM Komuter services in Station Batu and Station Kepong Central in addition to other RapidKL rail networks, thus completing the entire network of rail services in Greater Kuala Lumpur, which is one of the agendas in driving the country’s economy.

Meanwhile, AIG Malaysia CEO Antony Lee said with the protection provided through HPP, Rapid KL-operated public transport passengers who hold the HPP policy will get a daily cash allowance of RM50 per day if hospitalised for up to 14 days due to certain infectious diseases.

“The provision of the protection plan is a very special initiative because it is a good incentive to encourage more people to use land public transport, especially those who work around the Klang Valley,” he said.