A MONSOON drain along the Federal Highway next to the Sungai Rasau toll in Section 7, Shah Alam has turned into a rubbish dump.
Empty plastic bottles fill the top layer of the stagnant, black water while tyres, plastic cans and plastic bags were also found in the drain.
A visit to the site revealed a construction workers’ quarters near the monsoon drain, with waste water flowing into the monsoon drain from the construction area.
The stench emanating from the drain indicated that the rubbish had been accumulating there for months.
The spot is only visible from the motorcycle lane of the Federal Highway and the entrance to the construction area from the highway (Kuala Lumpur-bound).
When it rained, water often flowed onto the highway due to the clogged monsoon drain.
A flash flood near the Sungai Rasau toll in Shah Alam in August last year had caused traffic congestion for several kilometres from Taman Berkeley in Klang all the way to the Batu Tiga intersection.
Shah Alam City Council corporate communications head Shahrin Ahmad said the council’s building department would check on the drain and construction site immediately.
“We will check the temporary construction workers’ quarters, toilet facilities, signboards and hoarding in the area.
“If we find that the workers’ quarters did not follow the council guideline, we will issue a fine,” he said.