Last updated Wednesday, October 01, 2014 01:10am

KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — Malaysia’s mobile taxi booking application, MyTeksi, is now available in Johor, through strategic collaborations with the Iskandar Malaysia Public Transport Corporation (PAIM) and the Koperasi Permodalan Melayu Negeri Johor Bhd (KPMNJ).

Utilising an application available for downloads via iPhones, iPads and Androids, the MyTeksi application allows commuters to book taxis in a fast, convenient and safe manner.

MyTeksi has more than 2000 registered taxis within the Klang Valley (including Putrajaya, Cyberjaya), Negeri Sembilan and now in Johor, said MyTeksi in a statement.

“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,” said its General Manager, Adelene Foo.

PAIM Chief Executive and Principal Assistant Director of Johor’s Economic Planning Unit Mohd Gadaffie Abd Aziz said, the significant investment and business opportunities in Iskandar Malaysia, are expected to create thousands of jobs for both the locals and expatriates.

“Our recent strategic partnership with MyTeksi 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 added.

Upon launching the application, MyTeksi will automatically detect the commuter’s current location using the smartphone’s in-built Global Positioning System (GPS). – Bernama