Monorail depot construction will not cause floods
KUALA LUMPUR: The Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) has given its assurance that the construction of a Monorail depot would not cause any flood problems in Brickfields.
Its director-general Datuk Ahmad Husiani Sulaiman said the residents can rest assure that there is no need to be concern about flood issues.
"The stakeholders are concern about the construction of eight piers on the banks of Klang river, which is being built to support an access road to the depot. The residents are concern that the piers will hinder the flow of water," he said.
Husiani said the developer has done the hydraulic studies and has taken into account the flood mitigation systems they have in place.
"When the construction of the piers are completed and there is rainfall, the water level in the area will be at a manageable level because of the Batu/Jingang pond and the Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART).
"There will not be any back flow at the river," he said.
"We also assure the residents that we will keep tabs on the water level here," he said.
Temple of Fine Arts president V. Kangasivam said they are pleased with the explanation given by Husiani.
"We are satisfied with the explanation that the monorail depot project, will not cause flooding in the area.
"We also thank Ahmad Husiani for asking the developer to look into a damaged sewage pipe, which is at the back of the Temple of Fine Arts.
"The construction at the depot could have damaged the sewage pipe," he said.