Aidiladha: Smooth traffic flow on major highways

KUALA LUMPUR (July 20): Traffic flow along several major highways around the Klang Valley on the morning of Aidiladha celebration today was reported to be smooth and under control.

According to a spokesperson for PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS) and the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) as of 11am today, traffic flow in both directions of the North-South Expressway was also smooth due to low traffic flow.

“Traffic is still quiet along the Kuala Lumpur-Karak highway, and the East Coast Expressway (LPT) 1 and 2, including location around the toll plazas in Gombak, Bentong, Karak and Kuala Terengganu due to low traffic flow,” said an LLM spokesperson.

A check by Bernama at the Gombak Toll Plaza and Sungai Besi Toll Plaza today also found almost deserted highways on both directions with minimal traffic.

Apart from that, traffic flow at roadblocks mounted around the capital, especially at the state borders, which had previously caused congestion, was also smooth and under control.

Previously, the media reported an increase in traffic flow on the eastbound highways a few days before Aidiladha, which is celebrated today.

On Sunday, Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani had stated that the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) would not accept documents issued by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) as a valid movement permit for the four-day period, from July 18-21, following cases of individuals abusing the letters to return to their hometowns to celebrate Aidiladha.

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