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Man With Crutches Forced To Climb Stairs At Ampang Park LRT Station, Lift Broken Since 2021

Man With Crutches Forced To Climb Stairs At Ampang Park LRT Station, Lift Broken Since 2021

The lift has been broken since last year and this inconveniences the disabled community and elderly persons.

Adeline Leong

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A lot of the public facilities in Malaysia are not disabled friendly and it’s often not maintained well or are left in disrepair. This makes life difficult for the disabled community who usually get around the city using public transport.

A Twitter user Pearly (@xxpearlyxx) recently shared a photo of a man on crutches slowly making his way up the stairs at the Ampang Park LRT station.

She felt sorry for him because he had to hobble his way up the stairs because the lift at the station is still not repaired since last year.

Rapid KL said guests who need extra help can reach out to the staff working behind the counter.

However, netizens think it isn’t enough for disabled commuters to keep requesting help from the staff.

They think the lift has been left in disrepair long enough and it also inconveniences the elderly commuters.

A netizen also pointed out that it doesn’t make sense for commuters to ask for help from the bottom of the stairs because the staff counter is situated upstairs.

Netizens said that the staff are often unfriendly too so asking for help may not be a good idea.

Even if the commuters ask for help, is the staff supposed to carry the disabled or elderly commuters?

Previously, the escalator connecting Ampang Park LRT and Intermark Mall caught fire but it also took a long time for it to be repaired.

READ MORE: [Watch] Escalator At Ampang Park LRT Catches Fire, No One Injured

It takes a while for repair works to start

It’s not the first time when repairs at LRT station took ages to even start at all. Last year, netizens complained about the broken escalator at Sri Rampai LRT that has not been repaired for at least five years and counting.

At first, the repair work wasn’t initiated because the spare parts didn’t arrive in time. Rapid KL later said it wasn’t under its jurisdiction to carry out repair works.

READ MORE: “Complain To DBKL” RapidKL Says Broken Escalator At LRT Station Not Their Problem To Fix


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