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Water at Phuket’s Darasamut Intersection just excess rainwater, says Highways Dept chief

PHUKET: A small amount of water that continually runs onto the road at the Darasamut Intersection is said to be rain water that comes from a drainage hole made to clear excess rain water that sits on the roof of the Darasamut Underpass following heavy rain chief of the Highways Department has confirmed.

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By Chanida Summast

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 06:09PM


The water is said to come from a drainage hole made to let out water that sits on the roof of the Darasamut Underpass. Photo:  Phuket Community Facebook page

The water is said to come from a drainage hole made to let out water that sits on the roof of the Darasamut Underpass. Photo: Phuket Community Facebook page

The new chief of the Phuket Highways Department Prinya Haijai told The Phuket News today that underpass constructors Italian-Thai Development Corporation Limited (ITD) have been told about the problem on a number of occasions following complaints made by local motorists.

“I have informed Italian-Thai Development Corporation Limited (ITD) a few time about this problem following complaints,” he said.

“They have told me that when it rains, water sits in a gap between concrete layers in the roof of the underpass and that this water is the rainwater coming from a drainage hole which has been made so the rain water can escape.

The company has assured me that they will start work on a long-term solution to fix the problem in early August.” he added.

 

 

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Christy Sweet | 06 July 2016 - 15:06:11

And what is an ocean, but a multitude of excess rainwater....

Concerned | 06 July 2016 - 07:23:14

Wondering why they didn’t go for an overpass which I assume would be cheaper to build and no problems with flooding. As Phuket seems to turn in to a big city – safety before beauty that’s perhaps the right way concerning roads.

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