Local Radio Stations and Many Malaysians Offer to Assist Stranded Users at LRT
By: Michelle Liew
RapidKL has announced that 16 stations along the Kelana Jaya LRT line have been shut down, and will remain out of operation for seven days, from 9 to 15 November. The stations affected are those from Kelana Jaya to Ampang Park.
Despite that, the rest of the stations on the Kelana Jaya LRT rail, namely stops between Putra Heights to Lembah Subang, and Damai to Gombak, will remain in operation. Services will conclude at an earlier time period of 11pm.
Considering that a lot of the working class and students rely on public transportation, this is a difficult time for them. It leaves hundreds of Malaysian and while RapidKL has offered free feeder buses in place of the LRT, many Malaysians have opted to open their car doors to help those in need.
Local radio stations Fly FM, Buletin FM, and Hot FM have released similar statements to their Twitter pages, detailing their attempt to help transport individuals to the Bangsar or Pasar Seni stops.
"Fly FM team will be at Kelana Jaya LRT station tomorrow at 7.30am. Our team will be able to get you into Bangsar or Pasar Seni. Seats are limited. Remember to look out for Fly FM's car!" the statement by Fly FM wrote.
Many Malaysian citizens have also opted to carpool in an effort to help each other get through these tough times to avoid compromising their work time.