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Aug 7, 2008

MRR2: Don't Worry Malaysian, They Will Repair For You!


NO WORRIES MALAYSIAN, THEY WILL REPAIR FOR YOU (IMMEDIATELY)!

This is the third time in eight years! As long as no one dies from the cracks, there will be no proper reconstruction on MRR2. The
MRR2 in the Kepong has reared its ugly head again. Cracks have appeared one of the pillars. This stretch of the flyover starts from the nearby Taman Daya all the way to Taman Bukit Maluri. It cuts down waiting time at a number of traffic lights which are below the flyover. Cracks have appeared and the government has spent approximately RM70 million for such repairs. This new crack worries Malaysian as we are facing a 27-year high inflation economic crisis. The repair may reach tenths of million, so who to blame?


THE CONGESTION AT KEPONG FLYOVER SLIP ROADS WHEN THE FLYOVER IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Closures of the Kepong Flyover:

First closure
Recently, residents of the neighborhood of Kepong expressed their fear about the safety on Kepong Flyover which was reported to be faulty as 31 of 33 pillars supporting the flyover were reported to have obvious cracks. At some pillars and tiers, there were more than 7000 cracks detected. Public concern about the safety issues at Kepong Flyover was due to the risks faced by at least 4,300 motorists using the flyover at a time. Investigations were carried out by the government to investigate the matter. What's worse, the contractor who built the Package 11 of the highway (at Kepong neighborhood), Bumi Hiway Sdn. Bhd. was reported to have poor construction records in Malaysia. As a result, Kepong Flyover was closed to traffic and then reopened with only 4 out of 6 lanes. On August 10, 2004, the Works Minister, Dato' Seri S Samy Vellu, reminded the public that the cracks were not due to design flaw and "nobody can simply open their mouth and suggest it is design flaw" (Bernama 10 August 2004). However, findings from Halcrow Consultants Ltd suggested design deficiencies and the improper anchoring of the column rebar to the crossbeams were responsible for cracks and were finally accepted by the ministry (Source: New Straits Times, 1 October 2004).

Second closure
On 4 February 2006, the Kepong Flyover was closed to traffic from 10:30 am in the morning after serious damages on the flyover was confirmed. Many complaints arrived about the damages on MRR2. Traffic jam also has rose due to the uncompletion of the MRR2. On 8 December 2006, the Kepong Flyover was reopened to all traffic.

Third closure
On 3 August 2008, Kepong flyover was closed to all traffic after cracks appeared on a pillar 28, MRR2 cracks photos. This is the third time the 1.7-km MRR2 Kepong flyover has been closed because of cracks.

And be prepared for the next! Who knows?

2 comments:

தமிழ் மாறன்™ வேலாயுதம் said...
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தமிழ் மாறன்™ வேலாயுதம் said...

MRR2; May be by its name itself, it brings the hint ; MRR(TWO)Repair me TWO times, u m0ron!