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Published on September 9th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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Sinkhole near Jln Tun Razak, Lane Closed Until 6pm, 10 Sept

Traffic in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur came to a standstill yesterday when a massive sinkhole formed on Jalan Tun Razak heading toward Seremban. The hole is believed to have formed as a result of a burst water pipe during tunnel boring work done in the area. The construction is related to the ongoing MRT Line 2 by MMC Gamuda KVMRT Sdn Bhd.

Starting around noon yesterday, traffic was diverted from the Kampung Pandan roundabout to Jalan Yew while repairs were carried out. The road closure yesterday involved a 100m stretch of road, but two lanes were opened by the end of the day. 30 metres of the fast lane is still closed until 6pm tomorrow (10 September 2020).

This final stretch of closed lane is required for the MRT Project Emergency Response team to monitor the situation

This is not the first time MMC Gamuda KVMRT’s work has been linked to sinkholes forming in Kuala Lumpur. Back in April 2015, another sinkhole formed along a sidewalk on Jalan Bukit Bintang.

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Earlier this year, an unrelated sinkhole developed near the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Last year alone, at least 3 sinkholes formed in Kuala Lumpur.

PRESS RELEASE

9 September 2020

MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd (MGKT) wishes to announce that the implementation of emergency road diversion of all three lanes on Jalan Tun Razak (Seremban Bound), in front of ZOUK, TREC Kuala Lumpur towards Kg. Pandan Roundabout yesterday (8 September 2020), has been deactivated.Two lanes (slow and middle lane) on Jalan Tun Razak are now opened to traffic. 30m of the one lane (right-most lane) is still remains closed until 6:00pm, 10 September 2020.

The closure is necessary to enable us to carry out monitoring works. Motorists are advised to follow the directional signage and during the closures, the MRT Project Emergency Response Team will be deployed to help direct traffic. MGKT wishes to apologise for the inconvenience caused.

8 September 2020

MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd (MGKT) wishes to announce emergency road diversion on all three lanes on Jalan Tun Razak (Seremban Bound), in front of ZOUK, TREC Kuala Lumpur. The road diversion, involving a 100-metre stretch on all lanes at the said road is being implemented on 8 September 2020, 12:45 noon until further notice.

All vehicles are now being diverted through Bulatan Kpg. Pandan and may exit at Jalan Yew to connect to Jalan Tun Razak. The road diversion is necessary to facilitate urgent road repair works for the MRT Putrajaya Line. Please see map below for reference. Motorists are advised to follow the directional signage and during the closures, the MRT Project Emergency Response Team will be deployed to help direct traffic. MGKT wishes to apologise for the inconvenience caused.

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