LPT2 all set to welcome back travellers

Green lighted: The open road beckons now that interstate travel is allowed. — AZMAN GHANI/The Star

KUALA TERENGGANU: Daily traffic on the East Coast Expressway 2 (LPT2) is expected to reach between 38,000 and 45,000 vehicles now that interstate travel is allowed.Lebuh Raya Pantai Timur 2 Sdn Bhd region business manager Suhaimi Samat said many people will seize this opportunity to return to their hometown or go on vacation after facing restrictions for so long due to Covid-19.

As such, he said LPT2 has made thorough preparations, including safety and facilities, to ensure users have a comfortable travel experience and arrive safely at their destination.

“Maintenance crews and customer service personnel along the 184km stretch are prepared for all eventualities.

“In fact, all public facilities at the five rest and service areas (R&Rs) and lay-bys along LPT2 are regularly sanitised to ensure the comfort of highway users,” Bernama quoted him as saying in a statement yesterday.

Suhaimi also reminded highway users to comply with the standard operating procedure to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

“Please follow the instruction to scan the MySejahtera app, wear a proper face mask, maintain physical distance and use a hand sanitiser.

“With the increase in the number of vehicles, the R&Rs and lay-bys will be congested, therefore it is crucial that the public observe the SOP,” he said.

PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS)’ North South expressway traffic is expected to increase between 1.1 million and 1.3 million daily when interstate travel resumes.

PLUS Malaysia chief operating officer Datuk Zakaria Ahmad Zabidi said their highways are well prepared for the reopening of interstate travel.

He said all 94 toll plazas in the northern and southern regions are ready for the influx of vehicles.

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