MCO Day 1: Traffic in Selangor is relatively light

PETALING JAYA: Traffic on Thursday (May 6) has been relatively light, in contrast to the day before, when many hit the roads for one last hurrah before the movement control order for six Selangor districts came into force.

Aside from the usual delays caused by roadblocks and the morning rush hour, the traffic was lighter on Thursday (May 6) morning, the first day of the MCO for six districts in Selangor before all of Kuala Lumpur followed suit on Friday (May 7).

There were the usual morning delays on the Damansara Perdana Highway from Puchong Utama to Bandar Puteri, on the Bukit Jalil Highway from Kinrara to Puchong, on the Federal Highway from Empire Subang Jaya to Templer and on Grand Saga Highway from the PDRM College to Jalan Cheras.

On the Federal Highway, there was slow moving traffic from Klang to Subang Jaya, with a half-hour delay heading towards Amcorp Mall in Petaling Jaya at a little before 8am, according to traffic reports.

Slow moving traffic was also reported at 8am from Bukit Jelutong to Persimpangan Jalan Subang and Puchong Utama to Puchong Intan, but on the whole, there were no major delays.

While inter-district travel is prohibited during the MCO which runs from May 6 to May 17 for Selangor and May 7 to May 20 for Kuala Lumpur, all economic sectors are running as usual.

This means that Malaysians can travel to their workplaces, with some delay due to roadblocks - a common occurrence during previous MCOs.

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