Part of Pasir Gudang's Jalan Permas Utara to close for three days to repair burst pipe


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 27 Nov 2022

PASIR GUDANG: The stretch along Jalan Permas Utara near Shell Plentong will close at midnight on Sunday (Nov 27) to allow SAJ Ranhill Sdn Bhd to repair a burst underground pipe.

Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Abdul Karim says that the issue was first detected in October, but immediate repair work could not be conducted immediately due to a similar case happening in Bandar Seri Alam.

"SAJ Ranhill has implemented a temporary solution of diverting underground water to a nearby drainage system in order to avoid damaging and eroding the road at Jalan Permas Utara, which would then cause a major problem."

"Plus, the permit applications are not easy as it requires approval from the police and the local council to close this road,” he said when met by reporters at the location.

According to Hassan, the repair work should be completed within three days, depending on the weather.

“I have been approached by the bus driver associations in Permas Jaya, who have voiced their concern regarding the closure of this road.

“Their concern is valid as they are required to send the school kids on time, and with the closure, they would need to take a longer route to avoid this road.

“But I have come to the decision that we have to make this sacrifice and give a chance to SAJ Ranhill to make this repair because if they don’t, this issue might escalate and cause more inconvenience in the future,” he explained.

Hassan shared that the SAJ Ranhill team will be working 24 hours a day for the next three days to fix the broken pipe.

On Oct 27, a burst pipe in Bandar Seri Alam caused water disruptions for more than 100,000 account holders. A total of 38 tankers were also used to supply water to thousands of people in 70 residential areas here.

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