Check on dangerous slopes

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 17 Dec 2003

SEREMBAN: The slope monitoring unit under the Works Ministry has been given a month to identify dangerous slopes along highways and other roads nationwide, said Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu. 

He said the unit, comprising a local firm and Public Works Department officers, would present a report to his ministry. 

“Based on the findings, we will know which roads need to be monitored to prevent any untoward incidents,” he said after attending the convocation ceremony at Mutiara Mopar Institute yesterday. 

Samy Vellu said the roads under observation included the North-South Expressway, stretches of federal road from Johor Baru to Padang Besar, from Port Klang to Kuantan, Terengganu and Kelantan and from Jalan Tapah to Cameron Highlands. 

Samy Vellu said a special device would be installed on high-risk slopes to monitor movements so that early measures could be taken. 

He said RM80mil would be spent on installing streetlights from Kuala Lumpur to the KL International Airport in Sepang. 

He said this was necessary to ensure adequate lighting for motorists.  

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