IN AN effort to save cost and increase efficiency, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has launched a mobile workshop for its fleet of vehicles.
Introduced under its Damage Prevention and Vehicle Maintenance (Bergerak) programme, DBKL now has a total of six five-tonne and three-tonne lorries to service its 2,115 vehicles.
Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said the programme, which was first introduced in 2013, had reduced breakdown complaints by between 3% and 5%.
“At the time, it was used by only a few departments such as Enforcement and the Health and Environment to service their vehicles.
“As it has proven effective, we have now expanded the service to some 26 departments and 30 branch offices.
“Prior to this, any stalled DBKL vehicle and even those with minor problems had to be brought to our workshop in Cheras.
“But with the mobile service, any minor issue can be repaired on-site and will not disrupt work flow.
“This will also reduce repair costs and increase the lifespan of our vehicles.
“This is a practical solution because City Hall has a lot of vehicles, including lorries, tractors and multipurpose vehicles,” said Amin Nordin.
The newer five-tonne lorries cost an estimated RM780,000 in total. Each lorry will be operated by two mechanics who are on standby.
“The mobile workshops will be equipped with the necessary tools as well as original spare parts suitable to conduct minor repairs,” he said.
He added that the mobile workshops would add value to its other services and enhance DBKL management.