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Haze Is Back!

Air quality was at unhealthy levels in nine areas as of 8 am, Tuesday. (Photo by BERNAMA)

Air quality was at unhealthy levels in nine areas as of 8 am, Tuesday. (Photo by BERNAMA)

KUALA LUMPUR: Air quality was at unhealthy levels in nine areas in the country as of 8 am, Tuesday, according to the Department of Environment (DOE).

The affected areas are Samarahan, which recorded an Air Pollutant Index (API) reading of 118, Sibu (185) and Sri Aman (113) in Sarawak; Banting (136), Port Klang (127) and Petaling Jaya (102) in Selangor and Batu Muda (124), Cheras (122) and Putrajaya (125) in Kuala Lumpur.

Twenty other places recorded moderate air quality.

An API reading of between 0 and 50 is considered good; 51 to 100, moderate; 101 to 200, unhealthy; 201 to 300, very unhealthy; and 301 and above, hazardous. – Bernama

Flyover Near Cyberjaya Collapsed (Photos)

The collapsed flyover near Cyberjaya. (The Star)

The collapsed flyover near Cyberjaya. (The Star)

A flyover at KM P2.4 near the Selangor Science Park 2 Interchange between the Putrajaya Toll Plaza and Putrajaya/Cyberjaya, on Lingkaran Putrajaya stretch collapsed at about 12.49 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013.

Nobody was hurt in the incident because the flyover was closed to traffic after the Malaysia Highway Authority (MHA) discovered some movement to one of the pillars holding the flyover in early December 2012.

NSTP wrote that a spokesman of the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) said the flyover was part of the road link to Putrajaya and came under the supervision of PKNS.

The Star reported that PKNS general manager Othman Omar said construction of the flyover commenced in 2007 and it was completed in 2009, after which it was handed over to PLUS and the Malaysia Highway Authority (MHA) in March last year.

Othman Omar also said the project was financed by four developers (PKNS, Unduh Aspirasi, Taraf Unggul and Semai Ria) and coordinated by the State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN).

Following the collapse, PKNS will set up a technical committee to identify the root cause of the incident.

Users from the Elite Highway heading towards Putrajaya or Cyberjaya are advised to exit the highway via the Saujana Putra Interchange before entering the SKVE highway to Putrajaya/Cyberjaya.

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