The Jalan Ampang Link Bridge escalator in Kuala Lumpur, damaged in a fire in March, will soon be repaired.
Intermark Mall management said in a statement that it had appointed a contractor for the repair work and estimated that the bridge would be operational by November.
Management put up a sign at the site advising pedestrians of an alternative route to the mall after the connecting bridge became impassable due to the March 7 fire.
“We received a copy of the report from the fire and rescue service on March 23rd classifying the cause as an incendiary fire.”
An incendiary fire occurs when a fire is deliberately ignited in an area.
“We have been informed by the police that they arrested a suspect on March 15 in relation to this incident who was later charged on April 13 under Section 435 of the Penal Code.”
Initially, the escalator was thought to be owned by Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd who ran the Ampang Park LRT station, but it is actually owned by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
However, there was an agreement between DBKL and the developer of Intermark Mall for the maintenance and management of the facility. The bridge crossing the busy intersection of Jalan Tun Razak and Jalan Ampang was constructed in 2013 at a cost of RM5 million.