What is SMART?
The Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel is a flood mitigation project that the Government wants to implement to deal with the flooding problems that KL is confronted with each time it rains heavily.source : http://www.smarttunnel.com.my/info_faq.htm
Our rivers today do not have the capacity to hold all the water and there are space constraints to consider for river improvement works.
KL suffered serious damages during the flash flood in April and October 2001 and June 2003. Lives were lost.
Studies undertaken by the various Government agencies showed constraints at the confluence of Sg. Klang and Sg. Ampang (behind Gleneagles Hospital) and the confluence of Sg. Gombak with Sg. Klang (Masjid Jamek) thus causing water to rise at the Jalan Tun Perak Bridge.
The SMART project aims to divert the water entering this critical location of the Sg. Klang via a holding basin, storage reservoir and the by pass tunnel.
SMART is a twin system, consisting of a stormwater channel and a motorway, incorporated into a single infrastructure.
The headlines from today's papers
Chaos in KL after 5 hours of rain - NST
Flash floods hit areas in KL - The Star
Banjir besar di KL - Utusan
占美回教堂地鐵站關閉無關洪水浸入 - SinChew
also, view the Star photo gallery
aren't you glad Lulu's not SMART?