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Sunday, 16 February 2014

PJ folk may experience dry taps due to burst pipe

Car pool: Drivers exercising caution at the flooded section of Persiaran Surian.

Car pool: Drivers exercising caution at the flooded section of Persiaran Surian.

PETALING JAYA: People in and around the city can expect dry taps today after Syabas was forced to shut the valve to a 900mm water pipe that burst along Persiaran Surian, near Mutiara Damansara’s Ikano Power Centre area yesterday.

A Syabas spokesman said contractors were working to fix the damaged pipe buried 5m under the road, and that water was expected to return in stages at around 6am.

The affected areas include Section 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, SS1, SS2, SS3, SS4, SS5, SS6, SS7, SS8 Free Trade Zone, SS9, SS9A, Sg Penchala, Kg Kayu Ara, Universiti Malaya and Setiapuspa.

The pipe was damaged at 10.15am yesterday during works related to the construction of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang line of the Klang Valley MRT system, causing a massive traffic jam around the area as water gushed onto the busy intersection.

Some water also flowed into the basement carpark of the Ikano Power Centre.

Syabas managed to shut the valve and water receded at about 3pm, easing the traffic snarl.

An MRT Corp spokesman said a detailed investigation has been launched to determine the cause.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the damage may have been caused by sheet piling activity being carried out for utility relocation to make way for the construction of a pier.

“MRT Corp apologises for the incident and for the inconvenience caused. All efforts are being taken at this moment to ensure the situation returns to normal as quickly as possible,” the spokesman added.

Tags / Keywords: Courts Crime , Water Pipe , MRT , Curve , PJ


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