LRT Kelana Jaya line resumes ops after thorough safety check, says Dr Wee


KUALA LUMPUR: The LRT Kelana Jaya line that was affected by a head-on collision on Monday (May 24) has resumed operations, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The Transport Minister, who was accompanied by Prasarana Malaysia Bhd, Public Land Transport Agency (Apad) and ministry officials, took a ride on the affected Kelana Jaya Line at about 3.45pm on Friday (May 28) to mark resumption of the service.

"We want to ensure that all safety checks were thoroughly carried out by Apad before allowing the line to resume operations.

"Apad issued the letter of approval to Prasarana for the line to be opened.

"That is why I am here with the officials as we will mark the opening of the line by taking a ride on it," he said when visiting the KLCC LRT station located at Avenue-K shopping mall on Friday (May 28).

He noted that Prasarana had implemented Apad's proposal to repair the linear heat detection cables along the entire line.

The fire detection system was among the components that suffered damage in the incident.

He commended the 367 Prasarana workers involved in the rescue and recovery work.

On Monday (May 24) night, two trains on the Kelana Jaya line - one carrying passengers and the other a faulty train being driven - collided in the tunnel between the Kampung Baru and KLCC stations.

The collision caused the temporary closure for recovery and repair works.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has since ordered the Transport Ministry and Prasarana Malaysia Berhad to conduct a full investigation into the crash.

On talk of some victims filing a class action suit against Prasarana, Dr Wee said that anyone is free to seek legal advice and action.

"We are a democratic country and they are free to do so.

"We will face it and Prasarana will look into it," he said.

Dr Wee also said he has visited and been in touch with all six victims who were admitted to intensive care units at hospital following the crash.

He said that 213 individuals were injured in the incident where 67 were admitted to Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

He said that 61 were discharged the following day with six requiring ICU treatment.

Dr Wee added that only one has been discharged from the ICU.

He said four others are still being treated at Kuala Lumpur Hospital while another is at an ICU in a private hospital.

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