Transport Minister Goes Incognito On LRT Line For Spot Check, Plans To Meet With Senior Management

Source: Loke Facebook

Newly appointed Transport Minister Anthony Loke donned on a metaphorical fedora and trench coat, went incognito, and rode the Kelana Jaya LRT line yesterday.

He was conducting a ‘spot check’, hence why there wasn’t an official ceremony or welcoming parade. The Seremban MP wore a black cap and black face mask, the Average Joe uniform, and was pictured standing in a packed train.

He was also pictured with a non-functioning elevator, trying out the lift and looking at a roof leak at the MRT Muzium Negara Station, which connects to the LRT at KL Sentral.

“This afternoon, I spent 2 hours surveying the actual condition of the KJ LRT line service during peak-hour between 5-7pm. Conditions were quite cramped on the train and certainly uncomfortable for the passengers,” he wrote in his Facebook post.

“I did not inform the Marketing management and the media because I want to experience the real situation myself like ordinary passengers to feel what they have to go through every day.

“I understand the difficulties faced by LRT passengers. I will be holding a meeting with senior management later this week too to discuss directions and ways to improve our public transport services.”

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Source: Loke Facebook

The LRT Kelana Jaya Line went haywire last month, causing a partial shutdown of the crucial line for a few days.

16 stations on the line, from Kelana Jaya in PJ to Ampang Park in the city centre were closed during that period and Prasarana used buses to fill in the gap. The transport operator then compensated users with free rides for seven days.

LRT news in general has also been one that frequent our headlines in the past year. It’s time for a change!