Drainage upgraded to resolve floods in SS1, PJ

New drain sumps are built to prevent floods along Jalan SS1/11. — RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star

RESIDENTS along Jalan SS1/11 in Petaling Jaya can breathe a sigh of relief following the completion of a flood mitigation project in the area.

This project that started in July 2020 was completed in April this year.

Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lim Yi Wei said the announcement of the completion was delayed so that monitoring could be done to ensure the new drainage would be able to handle excess water during heavy rain.

The comprehensive flood mitigation project involved breaking illegal drain coverings that were blocking water flow, and culvert replacement works.

Petaling Jaya City Council (MPBJ) Zone 20 councillor Ong Yew Thai said the 0.3m box culverts were widened to 0.6m, and new drain sumps were added.

“An additional project to upgrade the drains along Jalan SS9A/17 has been completed for better water flow,” said Ong.

Jalan SS1/11 resident Bavani Periasamy, 40, said the project had helped resolve floods in the area.

“In 2020, the drainage here could not cope with the deluge from a downpour.

“Many houses, including mine, located at the bottom of a slope were affected by the flood.

“I contacted Lim on this matter, and I am thankful something has been done.

“So far we have not experienced any floods,” she added.

Lim said the budget to complete both projects was about RM1.1mil under the allocation for the Malaysian Road Records Information System (Marris).

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