Covered pedestrian walkways mulled for PPR areas
KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territories Ministry and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) are mulling plans to have covered pedestrian walkways in People’s Housing Project (PPR) areas to ensure the safety of residents.
Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said the move could be a possible solution to avoid residents from being struck by falling objects.
“We are still looking at the matter and are looking for means to solve it,” he said after chairing the third Federal Territories Consultative Council meeting yesterday.
Khalid was referring to a recent case at the Gombak Setia PPR where a 19-year-old youth, Muhammad Ikmal Abdul Razak, received 15 stitches on his head after being hit by a bicycle tyre that is believed to have been thrown from a unit.
Khalid said the individuals involved in the case should not be allowed to stay in PPR units as they were irresponsible.
Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Nur Hisham Ahmad Dahlan said DBKL will also hold a special briefing with all residents following Muhammad Ikmal’s case.
In another incident earlier this year, a 15-year old boy was killed at the Pantai Dalam PPR after he was hit by a chair thrown from the top floor.
Muhammad Ikmal sitting in a daze after being hit by the bicycle tyre.