MRT Corporation has issued a short press release in response to media reports and social media conversations with regards to the depression that formed on a section of the Sultan Iskandar Highway (formerly Lebuhraya Mahameru).

Investigations conducted by MRT Corp and its contractors revealed that the incident was not caused by nor related to the construction of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line – MRT Corp pointed out in the statement that besides the MRT project, there are other infrastructure construction projects in the vicinity of the Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar-Jalan Duta intersection.

It was reported that an emergence of cracks as well as deposition of sedimentary soil had taken place along the left lane of the road, in particular the portion just after the Jalan Damansara-Jalan Parliament turn-off.

The cracks first surfaced at around 2 pm yesterday due to road repair works, and the affected section of the road – measuring about three metres by 4.6 metres – posed enough of a risk to road users that the decision was made to bring about the closure of route as of 8 pm yesterday.