The flooding resulted from heavy rains while the drainage and other system are being overhauled, Mr Somwang explained.
“Yesterday morning there was flooding in the Samkong underpass due to heavy rain,” Mr Somwang said.
“Workers went to install water pumps to ensure the flooding lasted no more than 30 minutes,” he added.
“It happened because the company that built the underpass, Vivat Co Ltd*, is in the process of completely overhauling the drainage system, as well as electrical circuits for the lighting, monitoring system and other external parts of the underpass,” Mr Somwang explained.
“They began the day before yesterday (on Sunday, Nov 12). The insurance contract reached the end of its two-year deadline, so they are re-installing everything as a safety measure,” he said.
“The drainage system should be complete during December and will definitely be ready by the new year.
“If it (flooding) happens again this month, the monitoring system can help us spot it and act quickly,” Mr Somwang said.
CORRECTION: The construction company that built the Samkong Underpass was Vivat Co Ltd, not Italian-Thai Development Co as given by Mr Somwang. The error is regretted.