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Saturday February 15, 2014 MYT 5:46:00 PM
Saturday February 15, 2014 MYT 6:46:22 PM
by nicholas cheng
PETALING JAYA: Residents in parts Petaling Jaya are suffering dry taps after Syabas was forced to shut the valve to a 900mm water pipe that burst in Persiaran Surian, Mutiara Damansara near The Curve, Ikano Power Centre and Ikea shopping centres here on Saturday.
A Syabas spokeswoman said that contractors were working to fix the damaged pipe buried 5m in the road and said water was expected to return in stages at around 6am Sunday.
The affected areas include Section 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, SS 1, SS 2, SS 3, SS 4, SS 5, SS 6, SS 7, SS 8 FTZ, SS 9, SS 9A, Sg Penchala, Kg Kayu Ara, Universiti Malaya and Setiapuspa.
At 10.15am, a water pipe burst amidst construction of the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) in Mutiara Damansara and caused a massive traffic jam along Persiaran Surian,
Water gushed out onto the busy intersection, widely used by shoppers travelling to the popular shopping centres here and also flowed into the basement carpark of the Ikano Power Centre.
Syabas officials managed to close the pipe valve and water receded at around 3pm, easing the traffic snarl.
An MRT Corp spokesman said an investigation has been launched to determine what caused the pipe to burst and to establish the areas affected by the water cuts as a result of the issue.
“MRT Corp apologises for the incident and for the inconvenience caused. All efforts are being taken at this moment to ensure that the situation returns to normal as quickly as possible,” the spokesman said.
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