All KTMB stations must have lifts within one year, says Transport Ministry

SEPANG: All Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) stations must be equipped with lifts within one year, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke.

He said this order was issued following frequent complaints over the lack of lifts at commuter stations, which inconveniences travellers, especially those with disabilities, senior citizens and pregnant women.

"The focus this year is to upgrade lifts. All commuter stations must have lifts within one year," he said when launching the Railway Assets Intelligence System (RAILS) mobile app, which was developed by the Railway Assets Corporation (RAC), here on Tuesday (March 21).

Loke said RAC had been directed to prepare an audit report together with KTMB for urgent submission to the ministry regarding stations which should be given priority in the provision of facilities.

He said RAC has the capability and financial means to provide facilities at stations as it collects rental revenue.

RAC looks after rail assets, including land along railway lines, and manages land for commercial development.

Loke said the RAILS app offers online railway assets rental applications to make it easier for the public to become business partners of RAC.

About 1,300 renters are expected to use RAILS to do business with RAC, thus solving the problem of collection agents and bureaucratic red tape. – Bernama

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