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Published on June 3rd, 2022 | by Amirul Mukminin

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Heavy Vehicles Banned From KL Main Roads During Peak Hours

JPJ gives a stern reminder to errant operators and drivers

In view of the worsening traffic congestion in the Klang Valley, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) has reminded all company operators or drivers of goods vehicles with laden weight (BDM) exceeding 7,500 kg that they are prohibited from entering the main roads into the city centre from 6.30 am until 9.30 am and 4.30 pm until 7.30 pm every day.

In a statement issued Thursday, 3 June 2022, the department said its observation showed that heavy vehicles have been entering the city during peak hours, thus contributing to the traffic congestion and eventually affecting the smooth traffic flow in the Klang Valley.

“Roads that are gazetted with travel restrictions of at least five kilometres from the city centre, starting from the entrance to the city centre will be marked by placing a special signboard with the time stamp prohibiting heavy vehicles from entering the city centre,” the statement read.

Roads gazetted with restrictions in the mornings (6.30 am to 9.30 am) and evenings (4.30 pm to 7.30 pm) for goods vehicles are as follows:

  • All roads in Kuala Lumpur city centre
  • Jalan Kuching (from Taman Wahyu, Jalan Ipoh to the city centre)
  • Jalan Genting Klang (from TAR College to the city centre)
  • Jalan Cheras (from Taman Midah to the city centre)
  • PLUS Highway (from Rawang R&R towards the city centre)
  • PLUS Highway (from Bukit Raja toll plaza towards the city centre)
  • Jalan Tun Razak
  • Jalan Istana
  • Jalan Segambut
  • Jalan Sentul

Roads gazetted with time restrictions in the evenings (4.30 pm to 7.30 pm) include:

  • Jalan Kepong
  • Jalan Ipoh (from Bulatan Kepong until Jalan Batu Caves)
  • Karak Highway
  • Jalan Gombak (from Jalan Kampung Bandar Dalam until the city border)
  • Jalan Genting Kelang
  • Jalan Cheras (from Jalan Pudu to Jalan Tenteram)
  • Jalan Sungai Besi (from Jalan Kuchai Lama until KL-Seremban Highway)
  • Jalan Kelang Lama (from Federal Highway until Jalan Kuchai Lama)

Those who fail to comply will be compounded not more than RM300 or charged in court where the fine imposed will not be less than RM300 and not exceeding RM2,000.

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