High number of vehicles heading to East Coast, says LLM

A screengrab from the LLM traffic cam at the Bentong toll plaza earlier Saturday.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) has reported a high number of vehicles on the main route to the East Coast despite the enforcement of movement controls in the city.

An LLM spokesman said, when contacted by Bernama Saturday (May 8), that the number of vehicles had been increasing since as early as 8am causing congestion especially in the area before the Bentong Toll Plaza, adding that it might be due to the rising number of road users as well as the strict inspection conducted by the police at a roadblock mounted at the toll plaza.

LLM also uploaded a photo showing vehicles stuck in a traffic jam along the road on its official Facebook page.

Meanwhile, Kelantan police chief Datuk Shafien Mamat confirmed that there was a surge of vehicle movements into the state since Friday (May 7) involving three main entry points - Gua Musang, Pasir Puteh, and Jeli.

He said a total of 75 vehicles were forced to turn back for not having interstate travel permits throughout the implementation of roadblocks at the state's entry points, adding that police would mount five more roadblocks in the state.

Kelantan has been placed under a movement control order beginning April 16 until May 17.

"Besides that, police will also increase the number of enforcement teams to monitor the people's level of compliance with the standard operating procedures in public places such as shopping malls," he said. - Bernama

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