(File pix) The collapsing drain at Jalan Athinahappan 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail is worrying the residents. Pix courtesy of NST Reader

RESIDENTS in Jalan Athinahappan 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, are worried about their safety as the drain structure is facing erosion.

“The problem started in November when we (residents) saw the drain structure slowly collapsing,” said the complainant, who wanted to be identified only as Aida.

She said one of her neighbours lodged a complaint with Kuala Lumpur City Hall, but no action had been taken.

“We are worried that the drain structure is coming apart and it will affect the housing structure.

“The condition of the drain is also not safe for pedestrians and children who walk home from the nearby school.”

She said the monsoon season could worsen the condition.

“We hope City Hall fixes the drain as soon as possible to prevent the situation from getting worse.


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A City Hall spokesman said it would send officers to check on the drain.

“We have to find out why the drain structure is collapsing,” he said.

He said officers would have to find out if there was anything clogging the drain.

“If there is rubbish in the drain, which can make the drain condition deteriorate, we will have to work with the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation (SWCorp) to remove the rubbish before we repair the structure.

“There is no point in just fixing the structure, otherwise, the condition will recur,” he told Actionline.

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