In this world of uncertainty, we don’t know what is about to happen next. But at least we should be aware of some important information that might come in handy for us in the future.
Having said that, Prasarana Malaysia Bhd has recently announced eight rail stations as emergency response centres under its Rapid KL Safety Point (RSP) pilot project.
The eight stations chosen for the Rapid KL Safety Point are;
- Kampung Batu MRT station
- Pasar Seni LRT and MRT station
- Masjid Jamek LRT station (Kelana Jaya and Ampang routes)
- KL Sentral LRT station
- KLCC LRT station
- Bukit Bintang MRT station.
This RSP program is a continuation of the Go To Safety Point (GTSP) initiative by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) in 2013 by making gas stations and convenience store partners.
During the launch of the RSP, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Prasarana Group, Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah said that this initiative could increase the trust of public transport users and help reduce the incidence of crime in public transport premises.
He said, “Handling a large number of passengers is the responsibility of Rapid KL’s frontline staff to ensure their comfort is always at the best level. All our frontline members have the skills to handle emergencies and are ready to provide emergency assistance to passengers who need help. This training is part of the basic syllabus of our operations officers.”
Furthermore, he told that all eight rail stations were chosen based on a high volume of passengers, adding that between three and five extra policemen are stationed at the selected stations to provide early emergency aid to passengers. Besides, each station will be equipped with a special sticker to show that the station provides emergency aid to those who need it.
Mohd Azharuddin said Prasarana would include all 147 of its rail stations in the RSP project in the future.
Meanwhile, the police chief commissioner Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim said “Passengers in need of assistance can go to an emergency room provided as part of the RSP project,” and hopes that this project will lead to more awareness of crime prevention.
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