In a press conference on Friday (11 November), caretaker Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said the Kelana Jaya line LRT service could soon after a full day’s test.
According to Free Malaysia Today, Wee said the modem and power supply for the tracks have been replaced and the issue has since been rectified. However, they still need to perform a test before concluding it is safe and stable for use.
“The Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) will also need to certify the Thales Group experts’ confirmation that the rail line is safe and stable for use before we can resume operations,” he said.
“If there are no more problems, then we will resume services with Prasarana making an announcement at 6 pm the day before.”
“We want to ensure the train can run for a full day, and the Thales Group experts must then make an assessment based on this.”
Compensation will be given
Meanwhile, Wee said Prasarana Malaysia Bhd will compensate commuters affected by the service disruption by extending the validity period of their travel passes.
He said, however, the extension of the validity of passes such as My50, which is an unlimited pass for Rapid KL service users, will depend on the Prasarana management.
“We see it as unfair if people cannot use LRT for one week but still need to pay. The validity period will be extended, how long… depends on the Prasarana management.”
“I was informed by Prasarana that will be done,” he said.
At the same time, Wee said his ministry sympathises with the hardship commuters had to go through after the LRT service was suspended.
As a result of the suspension, it is estimated that about 200,000 commuters were affected. The commuters were then forced to switch to other modes of transport to run daily errands.