KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 – A 10 per cent increase in traffic was reported on the North-South Expressway this afternoon as more people left the federal capital to return to their hometowns and villages in view of the Chinese New Year festive period next week.
A PLUS spokesman said there was an increase in the traffic heading north between Slim River and Sungkai and between Tapah and Gopeng, while traffic flow was slow between Gurun and Sungai Petani due to a minor accident at Km89.3. Along the PLUS highway heading south, he said there were an accident occurred at Km279 between Nilai and Bandar Ainsdale, causing traffic to move slowly for a kilometre.
Meanwhile, a spokesman of the Malaysian Highway Authority said traffic congestion was reported between Karak and Lanchang due to a car having caught fire at Km95 and blocking part of the East Coast Expressway. Members of the public who want the latest traffic information can contact the toll-free Plusline at 1800-88-0000 or Twitter at www.twitter.com/plustrafik or contact the MHA line at 1800-88-7752 or its Twitter at www.twitter.com/llminfotrafik.