PETALING JAYA: Traffic along the North-South Expressway (NSE) is moving, albeit slowly, with congestion reported in several routes, especially in the north between Ipoh and Penang.
A PLUSLine spokesman said several stretches were experiencing heavy traffic, namely from Juru to Bukit Tambun, Changkat Jering to Kuala Kangsar and Nilai to Seremban yesterday.
He said there was a visible increase in northbound traffic towards Kuala Lumpur while southbound traffic towards Kuala Lumpur was normal.
On complaints that there was a lack of information notifying motorists of bottlenecks ahead, the spokesman said there were 24 fixed electronic variable message signs (VMS) located at critical areas along the NSE, Elite Highway and the NKVE.
“Patrol teams from PLUS, Propel Bhd and highway police are monitoring traffic conditions along the NSE round-the-clock throughout the Chinese New Year rush period,” he said.
He reminded road users to adhere to the travel time advisory by logging on to www.plus.com.my
The public can also contact PLUSLine (24-hour) at 1-800-88-0000 for the latest traffic information.
In Lumut, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said he expected heavy traffic along the NSE leading to Kuala Lumpur today with many returning from the festive holidays.
He urged road users to take all precautions to ensure a safe journey, adding that bus operators and other commercial vehicles should particularly take note of this.
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