MyTeksi now available in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor
By Digital News Asia July 12, 2013
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MOBILE taxi booking application MyTeksi is now available in the southern Malaysian state of Johor thanks to strategic collaborations with Perbadanan Pengangkutan Awam Iskandar Malaysia (PAIM) and Koperasi Permodalan Melayu Negeri Johor Berhad (KPMNJ).
MyTeksi Sdn Bhd general manager Adelene Foo said the partnership with PAIM, the Iskandar Malaysia public transport council, would “further augment the existing integrated transportation system in Iskandar Malaysia,” a development hub in Johor.
“MyTeksi’s penetration into the Johor market will further boost our presence in Malaysia, as we prepare our next phase of growth to meet commuters’ ever-increasing needs in today’s fast-paced lifestyle,” she added.
“With Iskandar Malaysia three times the size of Singapore, an efficient transportation network is vital to its success as one of the largest integrated urban development [projects] in South-East Asia,” said Mohd Gadaffie Abd Aziz, PAIM chief executive and principal assistant director of Johor’s Economic Planning Unit.
“The significant investment and business opportunities here in Iskandar Malaysia are expected to create thousands of jobs for both locals and expatriates. Our strategic partnership with MyTeksi today can help us achieve the vision of providing an efficient transportation service in Iskandar Malaysia, which is projected to have a population of three million by 2025,” he said.
MyTeksi said it currently has more than 2,000 registered taxis within the Klang Valley in central Malaysia, as well as Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Negeri Sembilan, and now in Johor.
In Iskandar Malaysia, MyTeksi is providing its services through an exclusive collaboration with PAIM which is the corporation for public transport in the special economic zone.
Concurrently, MyTeksi is partnering KPMNJ to launch its taxi booking application to taxi fleet operators.
“Our strategic alliance with KPMNJ in Johor will see MyTeksi commencing its mobile taxi booking services to an initial group of taxi drivers,” Foo said.
“Moving forward, MyTeksi will actively touch base with other taxi fleets through smart partnerships to further grow our network and connectivity,” she added.
The MyTeksi app is available for downloads for iPhones, iPads and Android devices.
Upon launching the application, MyTeksi will automatically detect the commuter’s current location using the smartphone’s built-in GPS (Global Positioning System). The commuter then selects the desired destination, and nearby taxis will be shown.
After selecting the taxi, the commuter will receive a booking confirmation within one minute. Information such as estimated time of arrival, taxi plate number, driver’s contact details, estimated fare and an option for tips will be prompted.
The commuter is then able to track the real-time location of the booked taxi.
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