Recent floods occurred outside Smart Tunnel flood mitigation coverage


  • Nation
  • Friday, 05 Oct 2018

PETALING JAYA: The operators of Smart Tunnel says the recent instances of flooding that occurred in Cheras, Subang and Puchong were outside the coverage areas of their flood mitigation system.

They stressed that their major role was to mitigate floods in the Central Business District (CBD) of Kuala Lumpur, namely Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Melaka, Leboh Ampang, and Dataran Merdeka and its surrounding.

"These areas are currently free from flooding incidences, but the Smart Management and Operations team is closely monitoring the status of Sg Kelang, which flows through these areas," they said in a statement on Friday (Oct 5).

The company said it had beefed up preparedness in the event tunnel flood diversion activation was required.

Smart Tunnel said that on Sep 26, they had carried out a routine maintenance closure where they conducted a thorough inspection and testing of the tunnel's flood gates, road gates and all of its water-tight doors to ensure the tunnel system was ready for use.

They added that they were in close communication with the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) for the latest updates on river conditions around Klang Valley, especially at the upstream confluence of Sg Kelang and Sg Ampang, which is connected to the tunnel system.

Smart Tunnel users are also advised to continuously monitor updates via radio, television, newspapers and variable message sign (VMS) in the event of rain to determine the operational status of the Smart Tunnel.

Enquiries can be made via SMART helpline at 1-300-88-7188, www.smarttunnel.com.my, twitter@smarttunnel or their facebook page.
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