Increased traffic volume at main highways

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KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic at main highways recorded 4.27 million vehicles yesterday compared to 3.8 million on Thursday and Wednesday.

There had been an increase over 400,000 vehicles after interstate travel ban was lifted on Monday.

Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department deputy director Datuk Mohd Nadzri Hussain said the traffic trend was similar to the pre-Movement Control Order (MCO) period with 4.5 million vehicles a day.

He said data recorded on the same day shows 1,221,304 vehicles on North-South Expressway, 143,024 on KL-Karak Highway, and 53,159 on East Coast Expressway 1 (LPT1).

Checks at seven main toll plazas found significant increase in traffic volume compared to the same day last week.

“Gombak Toll Plaza showed the most significant increase in traffic of 142 per cent, 82,368 vehicles compared to 34,081 on Oct 8 a week ago.

Jalan Duta Toll Plaza also recorded 25 per cent increase which is 60,831 yesterday, compared to 48,775 on Oct 8, while Sungai Besi toll also experienced 30 per cent increase to 40,721 vehicles compared to 31,231.

“Skudai toll saw 41 per cent increase from 14,645 to 20,578 vehicles and Juru toll saw 30 per cent increase from 34,291 to 44,616 vehicles.

“At Bentong toll, there was 85 per cent increase from 32,814 to 60,656 vehicles, while Karak toll saw traffic volume increased from 9,105 to 14,751 vehicles, an increase of 62 per cent,” he said.

He said the spike in traffic volume was also seen on federal roads, state roads and city streets.

Traffic to the east, however, is moving smoothly without any unusual congestion.

He said police had been deployed to help maintain traffic efficiency.

“Enforcement of standard operating procedures compliance is also ongoing.”

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