1.4 Million Vehicles Estimated to Head North 

It is estimated that 1.1 to 1.4 million vehicles will use the North-South Expressway to head north throughout this weekend following the lifting of the interstate travel ban.

The estimate is released by PLUS Malaysia Bhd. (PLUS) today (October 16) via its PLUS northern branch spokesperson who explained that congestion is expected at the entry to the Penang bridge (Jambatan Pulau Pinang).

“Yesterday, about 500,000 vehicles headed north, recording a sharp increase.

“From the total, about 70,000 vehicles entered Pulau Pinang compared to the same day last week at 50,000 vehicles. The total showed an increase of 17.18%. 

“Both directions of the rest and service areas (R&R) of Sungai Perak and Gunung Semanggol are also expected to have an increase in the number of vehicles. 

Members of the public who drop by the R&R and the opposite stop are urged to adhere to the set standard operating procedures (SOPs) including the practice of self discipline and social distancing. 

It is mandatory for the public to do body temperature checks and to register via the MySejahtera app or manually for the purpose of close contact tracing when necessary.  

“If one wishes to avoid the crowd at the business premises, it is advised to buy food in advance. 

For latest traffic information and promotions, visit the social media platforms of PLUS such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube. 


Rosli Mansor


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