PLUS Raya traffic measures – contraflow at ‘critical routes’, cranes, tow trucks and 520 patrol teams

PLUS Raya traffic measures – contraflow at ‘critical routes’, cranes, tow trucks and 520 patrol teams

With an expected two million vehicles a day using its highways during the peak Hari Raya Aidilfitri travel period, PLUS will be putting some measures in place to make things that bit smoother. Among the measures are setting up contraflow lanes and boosting the number of PLUSRonda patrol teams on the North South Highway.

“Among the key approaches to address traffic flow is to increase patrols of the PLUSRonda team in providing assistance to vehicles and customers stranded on the highway. During this festive season, the number of patrol teams has been increased to 520 teams to enable increased patrol frequency, especially at critical stretches,” said PLUS COO Datuk Zakaria Ahmad Zabidi

“On critical routes, PLUS is also ready to activate contraflow with the assistance of the police. Highway users are also advised to abide by the instructions given through the signages placed at the contraflow designated locations,” he added in a statement yesterday, reported by NST.

PLUS Raya traffic measures – contraflow at ‘critical routes’, cranes, tow trucks and 520 patrol teams

Vehicles that break down or are involved in accidents are a major cause of congestion, and PLUS’ plan is to remove such vehicles as soon as possible. Zakaria said that PLUS will place tow trucks and cranes at critical locations to facilitate and expedite the process of removing stranded vehicles, especially at climbing areas.

Also, 500 members of emergency response teams will be on standby to provide assistance during the festive period. “While the police and JPJ conduct patrols and law enforcement on highways, emergency and rescue teams such as the fire and rescue department and St John Ambulance are placed on standby at strategic toll plazas, and they will be deployed to incident locations immediately when required,” Zakaria said.

“We expect the highway to be congested and it could extend or prolong the duration of people’s travel time. PLUS has made thorough preparations and is ready to manage this traffic surge through a set of proactive approaches to help people move comfortably and safely. More information on plans at the toll plazas and rest areas will follow,” he added.

The peak balik kampung period that PLUS is looking at is from April 29 to May 9, and the advice is to go back earlier if possible.

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Comments

  • dong gor on Apr 21, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    the only effective measure is project the volume and design accurately before the roads were built…

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  • By right, it should be six lane highway to ipoh ten years ago. And sg petani to prai also. Plus jb to kluang. The managers of highways are highly paid but not giving toll payers value for money.

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    • Calvin on Apr 21, 2022 at 6:16 pm

      6 lanes would not have help much during such festive jams and would be underutilised but still needing costly maintenance during long normal offpeak periods.

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    • Ajibkor & Hamidikor on Apr 21, 2022 at 8:55 pm

      Are u kidding me?
      6 lane highway..oh my gaud..the modified Myvis and kapcai and Hilux will be hogging the fast lanes 4,5,6.
      You and me will be bumped into the turtle speed lanes.

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  • YB Albert Zelensky on Apr 21, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    It is sad road safety emphasis is always during CNY and Raya.Yes,go ahead with whatever enforcement thats needed to cut the fatalities.
    However,during normal days the enforcement on those who are bent on dangerous driving like Vin Diesel Fast and Furious are almost absent.
    Lately from Penang to KL,I could count a dozen fast and furious drivers overtaking with no tomorrow,as if they are catching Michael schumacher.
    Enforcement should be a regular unannounced event.It should catch the speedy Gonzalez by surprise and put them behind bars asap.

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    • Sick & Tired on Apr 22, 2022 at 12:08 pm

      When we see people are actually supporting Sam for killing 8 kis, this is the kind of mentality Malaysians have about enforcement so what can authorities do? Tangkap pun salah tak tangkap pun salah. Adoi!

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  • plus..can we do 1 way for both bound..just for 2 days..it will resolved traffic jammed!!!

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  • PLUS, can you stop doing repair works 1 week before and 1 week after raya? Cant you plan better for those non critical maintenance. Time jalan sibuk, korang pun sama nak menyibuk repair itu ini. Jalan 3 – 4 lane terus jd 1 lane.

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