Choked monsoon drain near Sg Rasau toll cleared


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  • Tuesday, 04 Apr 2017

A view of the cleaned-up monsoon drain along the Federal Highway next to the Sungai Rasau toll in Section 7, Shah Alam. (Right) The monsoon drain before the clean-up.

THE SHAH Alam City Council (MBSA) and the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) cleaned up a monsoon drain along the Federal Highway next to the Sungai Rasau toll booth in Section 7, Shah Alam.

The road near the toll booth would often flood whenever there was a downpour as the monsoon drain was clogged with rubbish.

A flash flood near the Sungai Rasau toll booth in August last year had caused traffic congestion for several kilometres from Taman Berkeley in Klang to the Batu Tiga intersection.

MBSA Corporate Public Relations head Shahrin Ahmad said the developer, MBSA and DID met up at the site last month to decide what needed to be done to resolve the flood problem.

Sea of rubbish., discarded plastic bottle and other items seen on top layer of this blackish water beside the Federal Highway next to Sungai Rasau toll in Section 7, Shah Alam.
The monsoon drain before the clean-up.

“As the monsoon drain came under DID’s jurisdiction, they have cleaned up the drain and will monitor the site closely to ensure water flows smoothly and rubbish is not trapped here.

“DID will also carry out regular cleaning at the monsoon drain where the water is dark with a foul smell coming from the drain,’’ said Shahrin.

Following the StarMetro story “Shah Alam monsoon drain is now a rubbish dump” on March 17, both MBSA and DID took measures in clearing empty plastic bottles, tyres, aluminium cans and plastic bags in the drain.

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