Commuters were surprised and delighted to see escalators that had been broken for months at several LRT stations have been quickly repaired.
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Commuters took to Twitter to announce the fast repairs carried out at various stations such as the Bukit Bintang monorail, KLCC LRT station, and a monorail station in KL.
Some netizens jokingly said the fast repairs were ordered by an employee who was afraid of their job security ever since Anthony Loke was appointed as the Transport Minister.
However, it’s likely that the spare parts ordered by Rapid Rail from the original manufacturer (OEM) in Shanghai, China, have arrived and enabled the long-needed repairs.
Back in October 2022, Rapid Rail stated that the first batch of spare parts would arrive in October, the second batch in mid-November, and the third sometime in December.
In total, Rapid Rail ordered 87 handrail units and 37 escalator step chain units to carry out the repair works.
Hopefully, the current speed of repairs is not a one-off thing.
Dengar citer, tetiba ada fund, tetiba ada spare part, tetiba semua eskalator tgh ganti dgn Laju……Merata rata tgh pasang.— Dean of Deen (@Mulut_Cabai) December 12, 2022
Ada yg takut HILANG JAWATAN KE TU? Baru nk kelam kabut bila @anthonyloke masuk? pic.twitter.com/FtSdGo1KQe
Even the KLCC's escalator is now working. What a magical story this is..— Annoying Orange at 5°C (@firdausmohdali) December 12, 2022
nak pergi klcc la petang ni excited pulak escalator dua tahun tak repair dah boleh pakai ni😂😂 https://t.co/cUwMItpk9O— ヤシン 🔺 (@moanahanalullu1) December 13, 2022
Also at monorel bukit bintang last monday also been fix before this the sparepart at wharehouse or what hahahaha— Kechik (@fakhlude) December 12, 2022