Social media abuzz with photos of 'falling' LRT beam


PETALING JAYA: Photos of a "falling" Light Rail Transit (LRT) beam have been circulating on social media, causing a stir among netizens. 

A spokesman for the LRT extension project has, however, confirmed that there was nothing unstable about the LRT beam in front of Subang Parade, giving his assurance that the surrounding roads are safe for use. 

It is learnt that vehicles heading to Shah Alam through the Glenmarie-Subang route had to be diverted at about 3pm due to an incident involving a gantry crane on Saturday.

However, the roads had been cleared and reopened as of 8pm, Saturday.

The spokesman said contractors of the project were carrying out work involving the "lifting of segmental box girders" when they noticed an “anomaly” with the gantry crane on the pier at about 2.30pm. 

“As soon as they discovered the anomaly, their mission was to bring the crane down in the interest of public safety. 

“We had to close down the roads to prevent harm on road users,” he added.

According to the spokesman, only the Federal Highway was affected by road closures and traffic has since cleared up.

“It wasn’t a full closure but it caused congestion.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused to road users,” he added.

Investigations into the “anomaly” are ongoing. No untoward incidents were reported.

 

 

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