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APAD To Recommend Construction That Led To LRT Structural Damage Halted

APAD To Recommend Construction That Led To LRT Structural Damage Halted

APAD recommends the Kuala Lumpur mayor (DBKL) to suspend the development until the true cause of the cracked pillar can be identified.

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The Land Public Transport Commission (APAD) is aware of the disruption involving the Ampang Line LRT service earlier today and has conducted preliminary checks.

The Ampang Line LRT service is currently having a disruption due to the Bandaraya station’s train track alignment being “kinked”.

Rapid Rail has closed the stations between Bandaraya station and Masjid Jamek station due to safety reasons and provided the public with alternative routes and shuttle buses.

READ MORE: Ampang Line LRT Experiences Delays Due To Kinked Track Alignment

Earlier today at 8 am, Datuk Azlan Shah Al Bakri, Head Director of APAD visited the Bandaraya LRT Station together with his team from the APAD Rail Enforcement Division and representatives from Prasarana.

Based on preliminary inspection and observation, a construction work is being carried out next to the railway track and within the LRT area’s second reserve. The development work is being carried out without prior consultation with APAD under the Railway Regulations (Railway Protection Zone) 1998 [P.U.(A) 367].

APAD is working closely with DBKL, the Works Department (JKR) and Prasarana to identify the real cause of the incident.

As a safety measure, in accordance with Regulation 8 of P.U.(A) 367, APAD recommends the Kuala Lumpur mayor (DBKL), Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah to suspend the development and limit the activities in the railway protection zone immediately until the real cause is known and all aspects and safety requirements are complied with by the owner.

Prasarana is also asked to secure enough alternative services to accommodate the high number of passengers, especially at peak hours and that includes making continuous notifications to the public.

APAD will continue to monitor the development of train service disruptions including alternative services provided until the situation returns to normal.

The Land Public Transport Commission (APAD), Ministry of Transportation

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