DBKL proposes temporary relocation for traders affected by Jalan Masjid India fire

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 21 May 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Traders affected by the fire in Jalan Masjid India can temporarily relocate to Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman 3 and 5 – if they agree to the proposal.

A total of 30 out of 143 stalls, selling items like clothes, accessories and bags, were razed in a fire on Tuesday (May 21) morning.

Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan, who visited the site, requested for Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to be updated on the number of traders affected and losses incurred within three days.

He also asked those affected to discuss the temporary relocation plans with the traders' association.

DBKL corporate communications department director Norhaslinda Nordin said if they do not agree with the proposal, they can make a suggestion to DBKL for consideration.

However, she said that only Malaysian traders would be eligible for the temporary relocation.

"In the meantime, traders are not allowed to continue operations at the site until the Fire and Rescue Department has completed their investigation. This is also to allow DBKL to conduct repair works," she said.

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