No hiking at Bukit Apek until further notice

KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Apek will soon be closed to the public for any hiking activities until further notice to facilitate a project of building, erecting and energising a high voltage transmission line.

In a statement by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) to The Star, it explained that the 275kV high voltage transmission line from the main intake substation in Lenggeng to Mahkota Cheras had been approved by the Selangor government to strengthen the security of the electricity supply in Peninsular Malaysia particularly in Klang Valley.

"The site preparation work will start in due time as Bukit Apek was located directly below the proposed TNB high voltage transmission grid.

"Currently, preliminary work is being done by the contractor appointed by the Selangor Forestry Department.

"Due to safety reasons, the Forestry Department has advised the site to be closed for any hiking activities to the public until further notice.

"The project is targeted to be completed by June 2024," said TNB, which apologised for any inconvenience caused to the public.

Hikers are advised to avoid this trail for the time being.

For details, contact the TNB CareLine at 15454, or Facebook TNB Careline or Twitter@Tenaga_Nasional if there is an incident of encroachment or any irregularity on the TNB installation.

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