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"Expanded Programme"

When the new policy was announced in August 2012, we invited members of the public to propose other locations at public walkways[Note] where they considered lift retrofitting necessary.  Response from the public was overwhelming.  Between August and October 2012, there were suggestions for lift retrofitting at about 250 public walkways.  In the first half of 2013, we invited the 18 DCs to prioritise the new items proposed by the public in their districts.  Each of the DCs had selected three public walkways for priority implementation (referred to as the “Expanded Programme”).

The 57 priority items under the Expanded Programme are being implemented smoothly. As at 31 March 2018, 7 have been completed, 48 are under construction, and the remaining two have issues related to planning, design and local consultation to be settled, and thus their design schemes and implementation programmes are to be formulated in due course.

Overall speaking, the 57 priority items under the Expanded Programme (Details of the 57 items are here) are in general being implemented smoothly with about 96% of the items either completed or in the construction stage.  As regards the remaining two priority items, the HyD will commence the retrofitting works for these items as soon as possible upon resolving the relevant matters properly.

[[Note] : Public walkways refer to public footbridges, elevated walkways and subways maintained by the Highways Department.]

Elevated walkway along Pui Ching Road Flyover across Princess Margaret Road at Kowloon City District (Structure No. K14)

Footbridge across Fanling Highway near Fanling MTR Station at North District (Structure No. NF134)

Footbridge across San Wan Road near Landmark North at North District (Structure No. NF295)Footbridge across Tong Ming Street near Sheung Tak Shopping Centre at Sai Kung District (Structure No. NF336)