Slim River emergency lane to be opened to traffic if need be, says Perak JPJ chief

Perak Road Transport Department director, Severinus Tukah (two, left) examined motorcyclist license at Special Aidilfitri Special Ops at Jalan Greentown tonight. The Ops were also joined by the National Anti-Drug Agency, (AADK). - fotoBERNAMA

IPOH: There is a possibility that the emergency lane on the North-South Expressway in Slim River could be opened to vehicles if the traffic flow is heavy, says Perak Road Transport Department director Severinus Tukah.

He said Plus Malaysia Bhd had made this request to the department, due to the bottleneck in Slim River.

“However, from May 29 to this day, the need to open the emergency lane at both sides has not arisen, as surprisingly the traffic flow is still smooth.

“However, depending on the situation, we will consider opening the lanes if the need arises, maybe over the weekend,” he told reporters after Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu handed out road safety pamphlets to motorists at the Ipoh Selatan toll plaza here Tuesday (June 4).

Ahmad Faizal also presented "duit raya" to children, courtesy of the department.

Severinus said under the department’s ops from May 29 to June 4, a total of 3,591 vehicles had been inspected.

“From that total, we issued 1,099 summonses and notices to the drivers for the various offences,” he added.

Earlier, Ahmad Faizal advised motorists to be careful when they're on the road and to follow all the rules and regulations.

He also invited the public to the state government’s Hari Raya Open House to be held tomorrow (June 5) at Stadium Indera Mulia from 2.30pm onwards.

“Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah will grace the event, and I hope as many people will attend the event to ensure a joyous Raya celebrations.

“Our speciality will be ‘Kambing Golek' and various other dishes,” he added.


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