Zakaria Ahmad ZabidiBy Shanika Abdul Latib
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- Ever get the feeling that the slope may come down on you as you drive along the highway? Never fear.
PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) monitors and inspects the 6,820 slopes along its highways consistently to ensure the safety and comfort of highway users, more so during the wet monsoon season.
Its chief operating officer, Zakaria Ahmad Zabidi, said PLUS has classified the slopes according to the level of risk so as to facilitate monitoring and inspection.
“The classification of these slopes will enable us to give attention to, monitor as well as carry out maintenance of high-risk slopes. In general, these slopes are divided into Low Risk (Category C), Medium Risk (Category B), High Risk (Category A) and Very High Risk (Category AA),” he told Bernama.
He said that since 2004, PLUS has identified five risky slope monitoring zones, namely Bukit Merah, Jelapang, Gua Tempurung, Bukit Lanjan and Maokil. The zoning is based on the level of the slope risk and the off-border watershed area, he added.....