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Letters 30 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Measures that can help prevent rockfalls

From H.H. KHOO, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Nation 30 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lives lost on roads despite warnings

Despite numerous warnings on road safety from the Government and enforcement units, lives are still being lost in road accidents throughout the nation during the Hari Raya festive period. Federal traffic police chief Senior Asst Comm II Koh Hong Sun lamented the total of 48 fatalities in the first three days of I>Ops Sikap V/I>, which began on Thursday.

Nation 29 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Danger boulders blasted to help ease clearing works

Workers have managed to blast the boulders which have been perching precariously halfway up the slope of Wednesday's rockfall at the 21st km of the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), thus stabilising the area and allowing clearing works to be carried out safely.

Nation 29 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Several ways to stabilise slope

Rock bolts and reinforcement structures are some of the measures that can be used to stabilise the slope after the rubble from the rockfall at the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) has been cleared, former Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) president Dr Gue See Sew said.

Nation 28 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Officials stress caution for second round of rock blasting

Extreme caution will be practised when the second rock blasting is conducted today on the three boulders hanging on the slope at the 21st kilometre of the NKVE.

Nation 28 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Alternative routes to take

The massive rockfall on Wednesday at the 21.8th kilometre of the New Klang Valley Expressway between the Damansara and Bukit Lanjan interchanges has forced the closure of the stretch between Damansara and Sungai Buloh. Here is a map you can download to take along when you plan your journey.

Nation 28 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Contractors use explosives to blast 2,000-tonne boulder

Contractors used explosives to break up a 2,000-tonne boulder which had fallen onto the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) during a rockfall which forced the closure of an 8km stretch of the highway.

Nation 28 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Residents: It's the result of trees making way for houses

Residents of housing estates near the site of Wednesday's rockfall have more to worry about than just the short-term inconvenience caused by the partial closure of the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE).

Nation 28 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Aerial checks show smooth traffic flow

Contrary to expectations, traffic flow was smooth at the four major toll plazas affected by the closure of the Damansara-Sungai Buloh stretch of the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) due to Wednesday's rockfall.

Nation 28 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Signs of rockfall noted since Sunday

Signs of an impending rockfall at the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) were noticed since Sunday but the stretch was not closed due to the high traffic volume, said Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.