LRT developer told to propose flood solutions in Selangor areas

THE Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) project developer was instructed to propose solutions for the flash floods that have occurred in several Selangor areas since the project was implemented.

The company was told to study the cause of the floods, including those that occurred in front of the Meru Wholesale Market and Sekolah Tinggi Klang.

State executive councillor for investment, trade, and mobility Ng Sze Han said the outflowing drain along Jalan Meru up to Sungai Klang needs to be checked, as well as the construction and modification of sewers in the Kota roundabout area.

“The problem of stagnant water also occurs when there is extremely heavy rain during high tide. It will result in the backflow of water back into the drain along Jalan Meru, further causing water to overflow and stagnate,” he said.

He was speaking during the oral answer session of the Selangor state legislative assembly sitting in Shah Alam today.

Ng was replying to a question by Bandar Baru Klang MP Dr Quah Perng Fei who wanted to know the cause of stagnant water in drains along the LRT3 project, especially in front of the Meru Wholesale Market and Sekolah Tinggi Klang field, every time there is heavy rain.

The state executive councillor said the main causes included drain blockage due to deposits and rubbish, as well as utility obstacles blocking the flow of the drain.

“In this regard, the Royal Klang City Council (MBDK) has discussed with the LRT3 side and the developer has been instructed to review, study the cause of the frequency of floods, and then propose solutions to the problem,” he pointed out.

Meanwhile, Ng stated the overall progress of the LRT3 project had reached 93.88% as of January, with Bandar Baru Klang track construction being 99.24%, and the Bandar Baru Klang station construction at 91.03%.

He further added that the LRT3 project is expected to be fully completed and start operating in March next year. – March 1, 2024


Main photo credit: The Star

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