60 Local Authorities (LA) technical officers, who were participants of “Kursus Pendedahan Reka Bentuk Sejagat Tahun 2019” organised by Ministry of Housing and Local Government, visited MRT station facilities on 10 July 2019.
The aim of this visit to MRT Kajang Station was for the participants to learn about the facilities available for Persons With Disabilities (PWD). This is in conjunction with the objective of the course, which was to improve the participants’ understanding on the “Universal Design” concept as well as assisting them to gain skills in order to understand the implementation of PWD audit accessibility process, to be practiced at their respective LA later.
The visit began at the concourse level of MRT Kajang Station where Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) Strategic Communications and Stakeholder Relations Junior Executive, Encik Maharezan Mahadzir welcomed the delegates.
MRT Corp Planning and Design Senior Project Manager Encik Mohd Fadzil Abd Hadi then gave a briefing on the facilities available at MRT stations to fulfill PWD needs such as wider special lane at the automatic fare collection gate for individuals on wheelchairs, PWD toilet and tact tile for the visually impaired.
Encik Fadzil continued his briefing by sharing the safety features provided at every MRT stations, followed by explanation on the emergency procedures at the MRT station.
The visit ended with a presentation of an appreciation token by MRT Corp to the delegates.