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LRT and monorail stations to be linked

KUALA LUMPUR: The Titiwangsa, Masjid Jamek and KL Sentral LRT and monorail stations in Kuala Lumpur will be linked following the completion of the fully-enclosed Light Rail Transit (LRT) and monorail facilities in May.

The ongoing project joining the three stations would include the building of an overhead bridge, passenger tunnel, more disabled-friendly facilities such as ramps, lifts, tactile and chairlift, as well as uniformed concourse and paid areas.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said work at the stations would be completed by the end of May, when passengers of LRT Ampang Line, Kelana Jaya Line and the monorail could change lines while no longer having to cross the
road.

"We received complaints by passengers when they had to walk in rain or on hot days and about the safety of passengers. All these developments willhopefully settle these problems and passengers will feel more comfortable and safer," he said at a news conference at KL Sentral here to conclude his visit to the three stations on Tuesday April 5.

Earlier, he had visited the Titiwangsa LRT station followed by Masjid Jamek station and finishing at KL Sentral station. He said the cost for the Titiwangsa LRT/Monorail integration project was RM4.6 million, while the integration project for Masjid Jamek LRT station had reached RM8 million.

On the issue of allowing electric bicycles to travel on the road, Kong said the matter was still being discussed by the special committee to regulate the use of electric bicycles.

"We have set up a special committee consisting of Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research, Road Transport Department and Road Safety Department to study the matter on how to regulate the usage of electric bicycles," he said,
adding that he had given the committee two months to come up with a solution.

However, it was reported on March 10 that the Transport Ministry was planning to recommend not allowing electric bicycles on the road, citing safety concerns.-Bernama

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