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Ban for heavy vehicles during Raya

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:13 am
by admin
KUALA LUMPUR: Lorries carrying building materials and heavy construction vehicles have been banned from all roads this Hari Raya.

Low loaders, heavy cranes and lorries carrying timber, cement, steel, boulders, sand and earth are banned from operating on Sept 8, 9, 18 and 19, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha.

Container trucks ferrying electronic and electrical goods including those travelling between ports and airports will be restricted to operating from 6am to 12am.

Concrete mixer trucks, mobile cranes and tipper lorries can operate between 6am and 6pm in the Klang Valley, Johor Baru, George Town, Ipoh and Kuantan, subject to operation times in those areas.

Vehicles with unrestricted access include those carrying chemicals, gas, essential goods, sewerage as well as those operating locally and which weigh 5,000kg or less.

“We have set these days in consultation with associations of lorry operators nationwide and they have endorsed it,” he said after launching the Electric Train Services’ commercial operations yesterday.

Kong also said that Ops Bersepadu will be launched on Sept 4 at KL Sentral by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The joint police and Road Tran­sport Department campaign would be from Sept 4 to 19 and will comprise enforcement, education and engineering to reduce road accidents.

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