Southbound highway users from Kuala Kangsar, Penang and the north are advised to plan their journey following a temporary closure of NSE’s Ipoh Utara- Ipoh Selatan stretch on 30th November (Wednesday) between 10am and 2.30pm to facilitate a highway emergency response exercise Throughout the closure, southbound highway users from the north/Kuala Kangsar will be diverted to the ipoh Utara Toll Plaza and advised to use the FT240 Jelapang-Ampang slip road. Highway users heading south are advised to re-enter the NSE via Ipoh Selatan Toll Plaza.
The Emergency Response Exercise is aimed at gauging the readiness and response by PLUS, emergency teams and related agencies in managing emergency situations on the highway.
According to the Chief Operating Officer of PLUS. Datuk Zakaria Ahmad Zabid, “Safety of highway users is always our top priority. Therefore, emergency response exercises are conducted from time to time to measure and evaluate the level of preparedness of PLUS personne and other agencies to ensure the safety of highway users is in good hands.”
The Emergency Response Exercise will also involve various agencies such as the Malaysian Highway Authority, the Police, Road Transport Department, Fire and Rescue Department, Department of Environment, Civil Defence, MERS 999. National Security Council, Ministry of Heath of Malaysia, MIROS, Edgenta Infrastructure Services (EIS) and many more.
Highway users are advised to obey all traffic signages and instructions given by PLUS personnel throughout the exercise.
For more traffic information or assistance during emergencies, highway users can contact PLUSLINE at 1600-88-0000.