A sodetan (crossing channel) that connects the water channel of Jalan Danau Sunter Utara to the Gaya Motor 2 Pump House on Jalan Yos Sudarso is under draining process. It is targeted to be finished by the end of November.
" Both roads are often inundated when it rains"
North Jakarta Water Resources Sub-dept. Head, Santo disclosed that it is conducted to anticipate inundation on Jalan Danau Sunter Utara and Jalan Gaya Motor.
"Both roads are often inundated when it rains. That's why we do this draining that has been ongoing since November 4," he expressed, Monday (11/19).
The sodetan itself has more than 50 meters length. And the box culvert in the channel has two meters width and two meters length.
Every day 15 personnel are sent to the location. When conducting the draining, they found a lot of building material that resulted channel is not functioning optimally, such as pieces of wood, etc.
"Seeing this, we predict the work will finish by the end of this month," he stated.