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Year: 2015 | Month: July | Volume: 2 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 465-475

A Review of the Literature on the Roles and Features of SMART Tunnel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nuhu Isah1, Maimunah Binti Ali2

1Department of Technology, 2Management Faculty of Technology,
 Management and Business University, Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia.

Corresponding Author: Nuhu Isah


The city of Kuala Lumpur is plagued with two serious problems; flooding and traffic congestion. The SMART project is an innovative solution to both of these problems. This paper involves the discussion on the features and roles of SMART tunnel in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. SMART is an acronym for “Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel”. The SMART tunnel plays a very vital role in flood management as well as the traffic congestion in the city center of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. SMART is the only kind of tunnel in the world because it is a dual purpose tunnel, it contains wet and dry sections. The project is undertaken as a joint venture projects between the government and the private sector corporation and SMART tunnel receives many accolades due to its unique feature and distinct roles in managing flood disaster in the Klang Valley.

Keywords: Tunnel, feature, SMART, Flood, Traffic, Malaysia, Klang valley.

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