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Wednesday October 2, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday October 2, 2013 MYT 7:25:06 AM
KUALA LUMPUR City Hall (DBKL) has spent RM12mil to replace, repair and maintain over 500 lifts in People’s Housing Project (PPR) and other locations throughout the city this year, an increase of RM3mil from 2012.
Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said the amount was excessive and to address the issue, reliable brands might be used to ensure fewer lift breakdowns and lower repair costs.
“It is becoming too costly to constantly repair the lifts which break down frequently.
“It is a huge financial burden for DBKL and inconveniences residents affected,” he said.
There are an estimated 80 PPR where DBKL is responsible for the management of the lifts.
Ahmad Phesal also criticised those who vandalise and damage lifts.
“In Brickfields and Jalan Hang Tuah, we installed several lifts at overhead bridges to assist the blind, senior citizens and the disabled.
“After less than a month, they were damaged.
“We cannot afford security guarding the lifts round the clock. They are equipped with see-through glass but no one has been caught yet,” he said, and urged the public to be more civic-conscious.
“They should treat public facilities like their own properties and ensure they are looked after,” he added.
Ahmad Phesal was speaking at a press conference after launching the Local Agenda 21 KL (LA21 KL) at City Hall.
The event also saw the launch of LA21 KL’s official website and mascot “Mr Green” as well as the theme song for the campaign.
Ahmad Phesal said DBKL had offered its premises to over 100 LA21 KL partners as a venue to discuss ways to improve their neighbourhoods.
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