KUALA LUMPUR – Heavy vehicles which have a laden weight (BDM) of more than 7,500 kilogrammes are banned from entering main roads leading into the city centre from 6.30am to 9.30am and 4.30pm to 7.30pm every day, reported Malay Mail.
This follows an analysation of heavy vehicles entering the city during peak hours by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) which have compounded the Klang Valley’s traffic congestion woes.
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.
Among the gazetted roads include Jalan Kuching from Taman Wahyu in Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Genting Klang from TAR College, and Jalan Cheras from Taman Midah in the mornings.
As for the evenings, the roads are Jalan Kepong, Jalan Ipoh from Bulatan Kepong until Jalan Batu Caves, Karak Highway, Jalan Gombak from Jalan Kampung Bandar Dalam until the Kuala Lumpur border, Jalan Genting Klang and Jalan Cheras beginning from Jalan Pudu until Jalan Tenteram.
Ban enforced in the past
In the statement, JPJ said that the ban was previously enforced but was increasingly flouted by drivers as the nation moves into the endemic phase.
It also warned that those found violating the ban will be compounded not more than RM300 or charged in court, whereas the fine will not be less than RM300 and not exceeding RM2,000
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