Thumbs up for contraflow at busy PJ intersection


TRAFFIC is smooth following the implementation of the Jalan Gasing/Jalan Templer time-based contraflow in Petaling Jaya.

Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has not received any complaints from road users so far, said a spokesperson when contacted.

The contraflow was introduced from July 25 during weekday peak hours to ease traffic movement heading to New Pantai Expressway (NPE).Motorist Ahmad Ridzuan Abd Rahim said that after the introduction of the contraflow, traffic was free-flowing.

“Previously, it could take up to an hour with traffic at a standstill but now it would take less than 10 minutes to travel on this route,” he said.

Prabu Bala, who stays along Jalan Anak Gasing in Section 6, said that prior to the implementation of the contraflow, vehicles would go through Jalan Anak Gasing to avoid the main road.

“The road would be filled with cars and the queue would start from in front of the Lotus Family Restaurant.

“And they cause noise pollution with their honking,” he said.

Another motorist, Perbakaran Gopal, said he was unaware of the contraflow as he had not been alerted by his GPS app but after having used it, he was all for the change.

On July 19, StarMetro reported about the contraflow on weekdays from 5pm to 7pm at Jalan 5/64 heading towards the three-way Jalan Templer-NPE intersection and from the Jalan Templer/Jalan Gasing junction towards NPE.

MBPJ has advised road users from the opposite direction to use the middle or left lane, while the right lane would be closed from the NPE intersection to the Jalan Templer/Jalan Gasing junction and Jalan 5/64 (north-bound).

For details, call 03-7958 4221 or email jabatankejuruteraan@mbpj.gov.my

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