KL-Karak Highway sinkhole caused by ECRL tunnel construction, says Works Ministry

Published on 26 Jul 2023 7:30:27 PM

Preliminary investigations show that the sinkhole near the Bentong toll plaza at KM66.1 of the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway was caused by the construction of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) underground tunnel, says Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi.

The Works Minister told reporters after visiting the construction work at Section of the West Coast Expressway (WCE) in Kuala Selangor on Wednesday (July 26) that repairs are expected to be completed in the evening and the route can be reopened by 7pm.

The Public Works Ministry also issued a statement stating that a comprehensive investigation will be conducted as a long-term remedial measure, and the area will be monitored continuously to detect any underground soil movement. 

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