Huge sinkhole in Taman Gembira to be filled after six-month wait

The 6m-wide and 7.2m-deep sinkhole near Wei Ling Temple in Jalan Riang, Taman Gembira is becoming bigger.

AFTER waiting for six months, a huge sinkhole in Taman Gembira, off Jalan Kelang Lama will be filled by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) contractors.

It is located at a vacant land near the Wei Ling Temple in Jalan Riang.

The sinkhole, which started out as 1.2m wide and 1.8m in depth has grown to 6.1m in width and 7.6m in depth.

Seputeh MCA vice-chairman Banie Chin said he was informed of the sinkhole on Oct 21 last year and contacted DBKL to solve the problem immediately.

“However, we waited for six months but no action was taken despite the issue being highlighted to DBKL.

“The sinkhole has grown in size over time.

“It is important to get it patched up as soon as possible to prevent children from falling into it as it is located near a basketball court in a residential area,” Chin said during a press conference yesterday.

A check by StarMetro showed that the sinkhole, which has not been barricaded, posed a danger to residents especially at night.

Meanwhile, Chin expressed his gratitude to DBKL Engineering Department assistant engineer Muhammad Afifi Azri for following up on the matter.

Afifi said he was not sure how the sinkhole had formed but DBKL would look into the problem.

“I will further investigate the cause of the sinkhole and then, start filling it up,” he said.

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