THE Pandan Perdana Residents Association (RA) want the upcoming pedestrian bridge located opposite the Pandan Jaya LRT station in Ampang Jaya to be accessible to the disabled and the elderly.
RA chairman Lim Ah Chai said the pedestrian bridge, which is currently under construction, should be equipped with a walkalator for the convenience of the elderly and disabled.
“Since the LRT station is located along the Sungai Besi interchange the concessionare Besraya (M) Sdn Bhd should have considered the installation of a walkalator as well.
“It is difficult for the affected group to walk up the stairs to get to the station,” said Lim when met at the Pandan Jaya LRT station in Ampang Jaya recently.
He said the contractor should have consulted the RA before starting construction.
“If the LRT station is equipped with facilities for the disabled, then it should not be difficult for them to consider installing a walkalator,” he said, adding that this was a necessary move as society was heading towards an ageing population.
Thirty-five-year-old Nurhayati Idris agreed, saying pedestrian bridges near LRT stations should have walkalators for the convenience of the senior citizens and disabled.
Harun Abu Bakar, 45, said contractors in charge of the project should have considered the installation of a walkalator for the benefit of society at large.
Besraya (M) Sdn Bhd was not available for comment.