JPJ Bans Heavy Vehicle From KL Main Roads During Peak Hours

Hopefully, this will help to lessen the amount of traffic in the morning! 

Starting from 6:30 am to 9:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) has banned ALL heavy vehicles with a burdened weight of over 7,500 kg from entering the main roads in Kuala Lumpur (KL). 

jpj bans heavy vehicle from kl main roads during peak hoursPhoto via Borneo Post Online

The ban was implemented after JPJ observation showed large cars entering the city at peak hours, in the morning and evening is causing traffic congestion which hampered the smooth flow of traffic 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,” said JPJ in a statement on Friday (June 3rd). 

According to Malay Mail, the roads include roads in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, Jalan Kuching from Tman Wahyu in Jalan Ipoh to the city centre, Jalan Genting Klang from TAR College until the city centre and Jalan Cheras from Taman Midah to the city centre. 

jpj bans heavy vehicle from kl main roads during peak hoursPhoto via BERNAMA

Meanwhile, roads that were restricted in the evenings include Jalan Kepong, and 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. 

Those who choose to disregard this can be compounded not more than RM300 or charged in court where the fine imposed will not be less than RM300 and not exceed RM2,000. 

Drive safe, everyone!

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat