RM250 mil­lion LRT up­grade

> Ex­er­cise in­cludes re­place­ment of aged power cables for Ke­lana Jaya Line

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY HAIKAL JALIL

KUALA LUMPUR: An up­grade ex­er­cise cost­ing about RM250 mil­lion will be con­ducted by Prasarana Malaysia Ber­had to im­prove its rail ser­vices, fol­low­ing glitches that af­fected Light Rapid Tran­sit (LRT) ser­vices last week.

In ad­di­tion, group chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Datuk Azmi Ab­dul Aziz said works to re­place the power cables for its Ke­lana Jaya Line would start next week.

He said an early as­sess­ment had in­di­cated the LRT sys­tem in Ke­lana Jaya is fac­ing an ag­ing prob­lem, as many of its cables had only an­other two years of life­span be­fore ex­pi­ra­tion.

“This shows that we need to has­ten our ef­forts to im­prove sev­eral im­por­tant com­po­nents on the Ke­lana Jaya Line, es­pe­cially in terms of elec­tri­cal power sup­ply,” he told a press con­fer­ence held at the Prasarana of­fice in Me­nara UOA here.

Azmi said Prasarana was in the midst of de­ter­min­ing why the cables, which have a life­span of 20 years, de­te­ri­o­rated pre­ma­turely.

“We are get­ting some in­for­ma­tion from the cable manufacturer since the cables were clas­si­fied as a main­te­nance­free cables,” he said.

On a re­lated mat­ter, Azmi said Prasarana would be of­fer­ing a 50% dis­count to com­muters us­ing its ser­vices be­tween 6am to 7am ev­ery week­end.

The dis­count would be made avail­able for ser­vices on the Ke­lana Jaya and Sri Pe­tal­ing Line, Sun­way Bus Rapid Tran­sit as well as its mono­rail ser­vice.

Na­jib and Shahril look­ing at a lay­out map of the MRT SSP Line af­ter the ground­break­ing cer­e­mony

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