30 Dec '16, 7am

SMART is one of the world’s greatest tunnels – CNN https://t.co/sKT4V5iIbi

SMART is one of the world’s greatest tunnels – CNN https://t.co/sKT4V5iIbi

Good news, Malaysians! The Stormwater Management And Road Tunnel or SMART tunnel has been listed as one of the 10 greatest tunnels in the world, according to CNN. This adds to the tunnel’s earlier recognition by the United Nations, where it received the Habitat Scroll of Honour Award in 2011 for its innovative and unique management of storm water and peak hour traffic. As a bit of a recap, the SMART project was completed in 2007, and serves as both a flood relief tunnel and motorway. The former features a storm water tunnel that measures 9.7 km in length while the motorway tunnel length is 4 km. The tunnel was built to solve the problem of flash flooding in Kuala Lumpur, and is expected to prevent billions of ringgit of possible flood damage and costs from traffic congestion. The article states that since it opened, “flood-prone areas such as Masjid Jamek, Dataran Merdeka,...

Full article: http://paultan.org/2016/12/30/smart-is-one-of-the-worlds-...

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