LRT disruption: DBKL issues stop-work order for project near Bandaraya station

KUALA LUMPUR: A stop-work order has been issued to the project owner of a development near the Bandaraya LRT station at Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur, following the discovery of a "kinked" section of track near the station on Friday (Jan 27).

In a statement on Monday (Jan 30), Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah said the order was issued as a safety precaution while authorities investigate the matter.

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“This is to ensure that the Land Transport Agency (Apad) and related agencies can carry out investigations and research to identify the cause of the (LRT service) disruption that occurred recently.

“For the record, the development project is currently at the initial stage involving earthworks outside zone 1 and zone 2 (protection zone),” he said.

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Mahadi added that Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), through the one-stop committee, would involve Apad and Prasarana for development applications located in or near railway protected zones.

On Friday, Rapid Rail said it decided to close the route between the Masjid Jamek and Bandaraya stations due to safety factors, until stability could be ensured following the track alignment problem.

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Preliminary observations found that the LRT service delay was caused by structural damage to the flyover in the area, believed to be the result of construction works nearby.

Following that, shuttle services as well as alternative bus services were provided to ferry passengers.

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