Selangor Journal
Traffic congestion at the Gombak toll plaza heading towards Karak, on May 16, 2020. — Picture by BERNAMA

Highway operators expect 2.3 mln vehicles on Karak, LPT1 during Aidiladha festival

KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — The operator of Kuala Lumpur – Karak (KLK) Expressway and East Coast Expressway Phase 1 (LPT1), ANIH Berhad is expecting 2,352,000 vehicles on the highways in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidiladha from July 8 to July 11.

ANIH Berhad senior general manager Radzimah Mohd Radzi said in view of the traffic volume, the company is taking several measures with additional staff and personnel in preparation to activate additional lanes if necessary.

“The extra staff is also to assist in ensuring smooth traffic flow on the highways and to step up its preparedness of all facilities including ensuring cleanliness in all laybys and rest areas,” she said in a statement today.

ANIH Bhd is also proposing several journeys via its Suggested Travel Schedule for the comfort of highway users.

“Among the proposed journeys are on July 8 (Friday) and July 9 (Saturday) for travellers from Kuala Lumpur and Selangor to enter the Gombak toll plaza between 10am to 1pm to Pahang and from 6am to 10am for those heading to Terengganu and Kelantan.

“Meanwhile, travellers to all destinations are free to use the highway from 12am to 6am,” Radzimah said.

“Apart from that, light vehicles are advised to avoid entering the toll plaza at between 9.30am and 12pm and from 9.30pm to 12am as this is travel time for express busses to East Coast destinations via the Gombak toll on the two days,” she added.

Radzimah said on July 11 (Monday), highway users are advised to use the highway from 6am to 10am from Pahang, and 10am to 1pm (Terengganu) while for all destinations it is from 12am to 6am.

Highway users can refer to the official Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) or ANIH Berhad sites on Twitter (2), or Facebook (2) or contact the MHA hotline at 1800-88-7752 and the LPT-Line at 1-700-818-700 for further information.

— Bernama

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