Rapid KL suffers RM10 million losses due to cable theft


News from Bernama and Malay Mail said Rapid KL suffers RM10 million losses due to cable theft at LRT track.

http://www.mmail.com.my/content/78583-rapid-kl-suffers-rm10-million-losses-due-cable-theft

Rapid KL suffers RM10 million losses due to cable theft
BERNAMA
Sunday, July 24th, 2011 12:14:00
KUALA LUMPUR: RapidKL, the operator of the capital city's two light rail transit (LRT), suffered abut RM10 million in losses during the first half of this year due to cable theft.

Bukhari Mohamed, general manager, Rail Operations Division, said so far 20 cable theft cases were reported in LRT lines, especially in Ampang and Sri Petaling.

Last year, the company lost RM15 million due to cable losses which had also affected rail operations, particularly in the Ampang line, he told the media here after taking part in the 2011 emergency drill at Sungai Besi LRT, which ended at 1am today.

"These intrusions affected LRT operations in terms of journey, speed and travel interval," he said.

On the emergency drill, Bukhari said the programme was carried out in collaboration with police, Kuala Lumpur City Hall and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital. The drill's scenario was a fire incident.

"This is the first exercise this year," he said, adding that it involved 300 personnel altogether.

"We are planning another drill, at the Kelana Jaya LRT in September," he added.

RapidKL also operates the RapidKL bus service as well as feeder bus service.

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