Rapid KL Takes Extra Precaution Against Coronavirus

rapid kl takes extra precaution against coronavirusPhoto: Facebook (@myrapid)

Everyone everywhere has been taking extra precautions due to the recent coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak - even our public transportation system, Rapid KL!

A recent post on their Facebook page explained the extra precautions the company has been taking on its buses and trains, to prevent the spread of the virus. 

rapid kl takes extra precaution against coronavirus

rapid kl takes extra precaution against coronavirus

rapid kl takes extra precaution against coronavirus

rapid kl takes extra precaution against coronavirus

rapid kl takes extra precaution against coronavirusPhoto: Facebook (@myrapid)

Rapid Rail Chief Executive Officer, Encik Abdul Hadi Amran said “All our trains are cleaned nightly during the engineering hours between 1 am to 4.30 am. All seats, hand grips, and stanchions are wiped and cleaned with detergent to ensure its cleanliness.”

He added, “Every morning between 5.30 am and 6.30 am, cleaners will clear rubbish bins around the station and platform areas, and then sweep and mop areas that need urgent cleaning. A more thorough cleaning and mopping works take place at the end of the morning’s peak hour to avoid disturbance to guests.”

“We always make sure that the disinfection process is meticulously carried out as our trains carry hundreds of thousands of passengers every day.” 

Passengers were advised to always use face masks and wash their hands with soap or use hand cleaners when in public places, as a precaution.

According to MyRapid, escalators handrails and elevator buttons are wiped clean with approved detergent three times a day, while washrooms are cleaned eighteen times a day. Additional cleaning is done in all areas when the need arises. 

Not only that, RapidKL has also set up a morning routine health check for its bus captains. 

Checking of temperature and health conditions of their bus captains is a mandatory procedure and it is done at all seven Rapid KL depots - as well as in Rapid Penang, Rapid Kuantan, Rapid Kamunting and Rapid Manjung. 

Sanitisers have also been made available for the public. 

Thank you, Rapid KL, for taking the extra measures to keep us safe! 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat