Obstruction in water flow caused flooding at Jalan Raja Ramadan bazaar

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 15 May 2019

FLASH floods at the Ramadan bazaar lots in front of Sultan Abdul Samad Building along Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur were caused by obstruction in the water flow.

It was reported that at least 10 bazaar lots experienced water rising up to ankle height after heavy rain at 8.30pm on Tuesday (May 14).

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) corporate communications department director Norhaslinda Nordin said improper arrangement of water barriers, power cables and tent canvases caused water to become trapped in the bazaar lots.

“However, it was cleared within 20 minutes.

“DBKL rearranged the water barriers, power cables and also made the scupper drains on both sides of Jalan Raja bigger for faster water dispersal,” she said.

Norhaslinda said a special team would monitor the bazaar operations and take swift action if the floods recurred.

“Traders are reminded not to place anything that may disrupt the water flow.

“Three trading lots were also identified to be leaking, and the contractor has been asked to fix it by today,” she said.

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