PETALING JAYA: The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has clarified that its first-ever dedicated bicycle lane will cost RM4mil and not RM4bil, which was misreported by a Malay daily recently.
DBKL said that the daily had already corrected its mistake.
The route will connect Menara DBKL 1 on Jalan Raja Laut to Menara DBKL 3, Bandar Wawasan, on Jalan Raja Abdullah.
The route is a pilot project and is expected to be ready for the World Urban Forum in 2018.
Meanwhile, Barisan Nasional strategic communications deputy director Datuk Eric See-To said due to the recent MACC investigations into the controversial Penang undersea tunnel project, there had been recent fake news being widely circulated by unknown Pakatan-friendly cybertroopers who were trying to "mischievously" compare this allegedly RM4bil 6km-DBKL bicycle lane project with the 7km-Penang tunnel project that costs RM6.34bil.
See-To then slammed the cybertroopers for "stooping so low" to take advantage of a "typo mistake" by a newspaper in order to confuse the people and defend the Penang tunnel project.
"Is RM4mil for 6km by DBKL considered expensive? Please do bear in mind that a bicycle lane project a few years ago in Penang was previously reported by the Penang state govt to have cost RM30mil for 12km while the Penang budget for 2018 had stated that an additional RM45mil will be spent to build 39.3km of bicycle lanes," See-To said in a statement Monday (Jan 29).