Faulty street lights in Jalan Kepong to be fixed this month


Several faulty street lights along Jalan Kepong in Kuala Lumpur will be fixed within two to three weeks, say the authorities.

Some of the street lights come under Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) jurisdiction while others are under MRT Corp and MMC Gamuda KVMRT Sdn Bhd (MGKT).

A joint inspection was held by the parties to check on the street lights following complaints by residents.

An MMC Gamuda spokesperson said three street lights under its jurisdiction would be repaired by June 10.

“A street light at the Metro Prima Station towards the Kepong Station and two street lights near the Sri Delima Station of the Putrajaya Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line were found to be faulty.

“There are other faulty street lights which will be handled by the relevant agencies,” she said.

Kepong Community Service Centre head Yee Poh Ping had earlier highlighted the matter, urging the authorities to repair the lights.

“The service centre received many complaints from motorists that the Jalan Kepong stretch from Brem Mall to Aeon Shopping Centre was not well-lit.

“It is a safety hazard for motorists, especially during a downpour at night,” he said.

He added that over 20 street lights along the road were not functioning.

“We are grateful that the authorities and agencies are taking steps to fix the street lights.

“We hope the problem will be rectified before the first phase of the Putrajaya line starts operations on June 16,” said Yee.

He said that during the inspection, DBKL representatives also identified faulty street lights and areas in need of upgrading, which would be forwarded to relevant City Hall departments.

He suggested that additional street lights be installed at a 100m stretch along Jalan Kepong next to the Jinjang MRT station.

“I was told that lamp posts cannot be installed along the road because of the high tension cables there, but that particular stretch is very dark and dangerous for motorists,” he said, urging DBKL to look into the matter.

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