BY: Aida Aziz
IPOH: The state government will refer to the authorities regarding the issue of escalator safety at the Ipoh Railway Station, which is said to be old and no longer suitable for users.
State Housing and Local Government Committee chairman, Sandrea Ng Shy Ching said, her party is committed to ensuring that basic facilities are in good condition.
“So far I have not received any complaints or information regarding the matter, but I am aware and we will discuss the matter with the authorities.
“Because we commit to ensuring that the basic infrastructure is in good condition, so thank you for raising this issue,” she said when met by reporters recently.
She said this when asked by reporters about the condition of the escalators at the Ipoh Railway Station which are said to be old and worn out.
In addition, many users think it should be replaced with a new one for the comfort and convenience of users, especially when this year is the Year of Visiting Ipoh.
The first Ipoh train station was a wooden building before the construction of the second train station was made to replace the old station starting in 1914.
It was completed in 1917 due to a shortage of building materials and rising prices and construction costs during the First World War.
This 100-year-old station, which is the main entrance for rail users to Ipoh, receives the presence of thousands of users every day, including outside visitors.