KUALA LUMPUR: There was no extraordinary congestion on major highways during the recent Hari Raya celebrations.
Based on statistics from Ops Rentas for seven days from May 10 until Sunday (May 16), there was significantly less number of vehicles on the roads compared to Hari Raya last year.
Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) deputy director Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Nadzri Hussain said the total number of vehicles recorded on the first day of Hari Raya (May 13) were 1,100,568 less compared to the previous Hari Raya.
"Last year, 2,035,801 vehicles were on the road during the first day of Hari Raya.
"We can conclude that Malaysians adhere to the movement control order (MCO) 3.0 regulations.
"On Saturday (May 15), we recorded 462,373 vehicles on the road on major highways and expressways," he said
SAC Mohd Nadzri said the number of vehicles continued to decrease on May 16 with 235,275 vehicles on the road.
"Based on stringent checks at roadblocks, road users had inter-district and interstate travel permissions from the police on the basis of long distance couples, service sector and emergency.
"Our checks revealed that travellers had the proper travel permits to conduct inter-district and inter-state travels," he added.
Commenting on a viral recording of a large number of vehicles at Karak Highway, SAC Mohd Nadzri said it was caused by checks at the roadblock near Gombak toll plaza.
"I would like to stress that no extraordinary traffic congestion occurred during the Hari Raya period," he added.