Alternative PJ routes amid road closures


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 29 Mar 2020

Restricted access: Traffic heading to Jalan Gasing from the Federal Highway being diverted to an alternative route in Petaling Jaya.

PETALING JAYA: The public can use several alternative routes following the closure of four major roads here due to the movement control order (MCO).

The closed roads are Jalan 5/46 Gasing Indah, Jalan Persiaran Mahogani Seksyen 9, Jalan Persiaran Jati Seksyen 8 and Jalan Persiaran Sungai Buloh.

OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the alternative routes for Jalan Gasing Indah were New Pantai Expressway and Jalan Pantai.

“Jalan Gasing Indah is a route that links Sri Petaling to Petaling Jaya through Pantai Dalam.

“We closed the road due to the Covid-19 cases in Sri Petaling and to restrict the movement of people there to Petaling Jaya, ” he said.

For the other three roads, ACP Nik Ezanee said the alternatives were Jalan Persiaran Kenanga-Kota Damansara toll, Jalan Persiaran Surian-Palm Spring Kota Damansara and Jalan Persiaran Tropicana-Casa Tropicana.

“We closed the roads in Kota Damansara as it bordered Sungai Buloh. Infections between the two areas are worrying, so closing the roads will enable us to manage traffic flow better, ” he added.

However, the roads will still be accessible for ambulances as well as vehicles from the Fire and Rescue Department, Petaling Jaya City Council and police.

ACP Nik Ezanee said four personnel members would be stationed at each closed road 24 hours.

“We urge the people to abide by the MCO and be patient in facing the present difficulties. Our actions have always been for the sake of public safety, ” he added.

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