KUALA LUMPUR: Prasarana Malaysia Bhd will take legal action over the disruption to the Ampang LRT line between the Bandaraya and Masjid Jamek stations, says transport minister Loke Siew Fook.
He said Prasarana would take legal action to recover the cost of repair works and impact caused by the disruption.
“It’s best to leave it to the court to decide,” he said at a press conference here.
On Feb 22, Loke said the investigation into the structural damage on the Ampang LRT line found that it was caused by ground movement, believed to be the result of construction work at a site next to the Bandaraya station for a proposed hotel project.
He said the transport ministry was mulling legal action against the developer as the construction was believed to have started without first engaging the Land Public Transport Agency (Apad).
The repairs to the structural damage of the viaduct and the pier near the Bandaraya LRT station are expected to be completed in September.
When asked to comment on the claim by former transport minister Wee Ka Siong that domestic flights were expensive during the festive season, Loke said it was not a new issue and the ministry acknowledged the problem.
He said the ministry had taken steps to increase flights and would continue to look for ways to reduce prices.
Wee and Loke had been engaged in a back-and-forth over domestic airfares after Wee said on Sunday that a Malaysia Airlines economy class return ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau on April 20 would cost RM3,138.
Loke then said the price quoted was for business class tickets and posted an image of a one-way ticket costing RM2,863.40. However, Wee said yesterday that checks on the AirAsia Super App showed that a two-way Malaysia Airlines economy class flight from KL to Tawau would cost RM3,138.
In response, Loke said Wee should have used the Malaysia Airlines app or website to check the prices of its flights rather than use a third-party app.