FOLLOWING a thorough review by the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ), the Megah Rise Mall (main pic) has been granted clearance to re-open its main entrance once again.
Shoppers can now use the main entrance with the car porch as they have in the past along with the adjacent pet-friendly lifts, according to its developer PPB Properties which is the property arm of Bursa Malaysia-listed conglomerate PPB Group Bhd.
Recall that the ceiling of the car porch in front of the Megah Rise Mall entrance at Taman Megah in Petaling Jaya collapsed on Oct 28 amid strong wind and heavy downpour at around 3pm, leaving three people injured.
“We are grateful to MBPJ for their support in addressing the issue and our consultants for working alongside our team to conduct detailed safety inspections,” shared PPB Properties CEO Low Eng Hooi in a media statement.
“We want to thank our tenants and the community for their patience and understanding during this time. We understand the concern that this incident has raised among the community and we want to reassure the public that safety remains our top priority.”
In addition to assessing the car porch, the Megah Rise management also conducted inspection of all ceilings within the mall to confirm the integrity and safety of all areas to ensure the safety of tenants and shoppers.
Although the main entrance and the car porch were temporary closed, Megah Rise Mall which opened on Dec 18 last year continued to operate as usual since the recent Oct 28 incident with all other services and amenities available to shoppers without interruption.
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