GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: Infrastructure Collapse – Sinkhole Causes Gridlock In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

© Lando Zawawi via Facebook

March 11, 2015 – MALAYSIA
– A sinkhole the size of a wheel caused traffic to slow down in Jalan Maarof, heading to Bangsar. The wheel of a car also got stuck in it.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) Civil Engineering and Drainage Department director Tan Keng Chok said the hole appeared after Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) employees were dragging an underground high tension cable to supply power for a nearby Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd construction site.

“The hole appeared after a 33kv cable was pulled to lay supply for the MRT construction in Jalan Damansara,” Tan said, when contacted by The Rakyat Post today.

Adding that TNB had admitted its fault, Tan said repairs would be conducted on the road tonight.

© Geoffrey Yeow via Facebook

An image of the hole was uploaded onto biker group Silaturrahim Brotherhood spokesman Azlan Sani Zawawi @ Lando Zawawi’s Facebook page.

Lando, who regularly conducts road repair works on potholes and sinkholes and is part of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) WhatsApp group, uploaded images of his conversation in the group, calling on the authorities to take swift action.

The image of the sinkhole was also uploaded on to Friends of BN’s Twitter page.

“Sinkhole the size of a tyre at Jalan Maarof heading to Bangsar. Nearby the Petronas oil pump,” read the image’s description by Friends of BN read, with Astro Traffic stating that the sinkhole had led to a traffic crawl. – Malaysia Chronicle.

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