BANGKOK, 19 April 2012 – The Bangkok Governor has inspected the maintenance of a sinkhole on Charoenkrung Road while disclosing that 21 roads, 42 overpasses and 12 tunnels in the capital are at risk of sinkholes.
Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra has inspected the progress of a sinkhole maintenance on Charoenkrung Road, which occurred in front of Charoenkrung Pracharak Hospital in Bang Kho Laem district on 5 April due to disconnected sewer pipelines causing an underground hole. The Public Works Department has finalized the process of soil compaction before strengthening the structure with reinforcement steels and concrete. It is expected that the road will be back in service within 24 hours.
Additionally, the Bangkok Governor has revealed the results of the inspection on various locations throughout Bangkok’s 50 districts, deemed vulnerable to sinkholes due to the previous flood disaster, so that repair works could be conducted in a timely manner. The Public Works Department has found that 21 roads, 42 flyovers and 12 tunnels are at risk. The public are urged to contact the department at 02-246-0295 for any irregularities found on roads or bridges.
(NNT : suwit)