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Jalan Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands to Reopen This Friday 

Those who wish to travel to Cameron Highlands via Jalan Simpang Pulai can do so when the route reopens on December 17. 

Executive Councillor for Infrastructure, Energy, Water and Public Transportation, Datuk Mohd Zolkafly Harun said Laluan Seksyen 27, Jalan Simpang Pulai – Cameron Highland is now safe to use after it was closed from December 2 following the landslide incident.

However, he also advised road users to be more careful and alert when using the route.

“At the moment, the concession has been cleaning up the road for two days, including building drains on the roadside for water flow. 

“God willing, if there are no obstacles, members of the public will be able to use the route, Simpang Pulai to Cameron and Cameron to Simpang Pulai, this Friday. 

“All vehicles can use the road. However, I advise road users to be careful as there are many hills and slopes along the way,” he said during a media conference yesterday.

He said so when asked to comment on the latest development of the route which was previously fully closed to road users.

Previously, road users had to make use of the Cameron Highlands-Tapah route which was opened as an alternative.

Earlier, it was reported that continuous rain of two weeks caused a landslide at Seksyen 27 Jalan Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands on December 2. 

The incident took two lives. 

The victims were Muhammad Hafiz Hamdi, a vegetable lorry driver and Tan Chee Heng, driver of an Alphard.

 

Rosli Mansor

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