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Travel alerts from highway operators soon

Postby admin » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:10 am

SEREMBAN: Highway concessionaires will be required to put up highway information displays (variable message system, or VMS) at all entry points to give motorists up-to-date information on the traffic situation before they enter the highways.

Works Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor said the move would prevent motorists from getting stuck in traffic congestion, normally caused by accidents.

At present, he said road users would only know of a situation upon entering the highways, which left them with no choice but to sit through the congestion.

“The installation of the VMS will enable motorists to make a decision whether to use that highway or not,” he said after opening the Kajang-Seremban Highway (Lekas) at the Ampangan toll plaza here, yesterday.

Also present were Lekas director Tunku Naquiyuddin Tuanku Jaafar, Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) chairman Datuk Syed Jamal Syed Jaafar, LLM director-general Datuk Ismail Md Salleh and Works Ministry director-general Datuk Sri Dr Judin Abdul Karim.

The opening of the highway, involving the Paroi-Seremban junction, marked the completion of the 44.3km Lekas Highway that linked Kajang to Senawang.

Shaziman also announced that Lekas would not be collecting toll at the Ampangan toll plaza from last night until Sept 20. As well, his ministry had asked LLM to discuss with highway concessionaires suitable places to install the VMS.

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