Chance of KL cable car’s return

Cheerful group: Tengku Adnan (centre), DBKL Tourism Unit chief Noraza Yusof (fourth from right) and Ahmad Phesal (second from right) with a group of tourists in front of the man-made Bukit Nanas waterfall that has been restored.

FEDERAL Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor will look into the feasibility of a cable car ride at Taman Eko Rimba Kuala Lumpur.

Tengku Adnan said the park, which was known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve before 2009, was a unique feature in the country.

“Kuala Lumpur is the only city in the world with a forest reserve in the city centre.

“With a cable car ride up the hilly area, it will give tourists a bird’s eye view of the place and enable them to better appreciate the greenery in the city centre,” he said after announcing the completion of slope rectification work at the foothill along Jalan Ampang and Jalan Bukit Nanas.

Federal Territories Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Adnan Md Ikhsan and Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib were also present alongside stakeholders in the area.

Tengku Adnan said there was a landslide on the slopes located along Jalan Ampang and Jalan Bukit Nanas on May 7, 2013.

“The slope failure along Jalan Ampang affected a TNB substation, waterfall area and a parking lot where seven cars were buried during the incident.

“It resulted in damage to roads, drainage system and the retaining wall. The roads leading to numerous schools were also affected.

“Rectification works in both areas involved soil nailing, micropiling and building of a new retaining wall. In Bukit Nanas, the drainage system was also upgraded and the man-made waterfall repaired,” he added.

Tengku Adnan said the contractors had completed the rectification work ahead of schedule.

“Work started on Feb 27 last year and was expected to be completed by Feb 26 this year, but all works were completed by Jan 7.

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