PETALING JAYA: PLUS Expressways Berhad (PLUS) has set up a RM54mil Traffic Monitoring Centre to ensure a safer and more comfortable journey for motorists.
The centre, which serves as the heart of traffic operations for PLUS network, is being dubbed the most sophisticated traffic monitoring centre in the country as it is equipped with advanced technology from the United States, Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland and Malaysia.
PLUS chief operating officer Nik Airina Nik Jaffar said: “The main function of the centre is to collect and send out realtime traffic information to highway users through radio stations, the PLUSLine and electronic message board like the Variable Message Sign.”
The centre, she said, would also monitor the movements and operations of PLUSRonda vehicles, manage the Intelligent System equipment such as Variable Message Sign and Automatic Vehicle Detection System. The Intelligent System can provide the estimated travel time from one toll plaza to another.
“Closed-circuit television are being installed on the expressway and at toll plazas to monitor the traffic situation,” said Nik Airina.
Nik Airina said 110 PLUSRonda vehicles are being equipped with the Global Positioning System for tracking of vehicles to facilitate co-ordination of help in the event of a breakdown.
Some 25 personnel would be on duty on normal days and the number could be increased to 35 during peak days, she said, adding that 40 task force personnel from the headquarters and 350 Rela members could be mobilised to assist at toll plazas and rest areas during peak days.
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