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Raya rush: 150km-long traffic jam on Malaysian highway

THE STAR – Traffic congestion that stretched to 150 kilometres was reported as at 1pm on North-South Expressway (PLUS) from Rawang northwards to Gopeng in Malaysia due to an increase in the volume of vehicles as more people returned to their villages and hometowns to celebrate Aidilfitri.

A spokesman of PLUS said that the traffic from Slim River to Sungkai was among the most affected routes and road users are advised to plan their journey well.

In the south, traffic congestion was also reported for 12 kilometres from Bandar Ainsdale to Seremban and Putra Mahkota to Nilai.

“Traffic in other areas heading south is still smooth and under control except from Skudai to Senai Utara which is moving slowly,” the spokesman told Bernama.

Meanwhile, traffic flow from Kuantan to Kuala Terengganu was reported to be generally smooth and only a 1.3-kilometre congestion was reported before the Kuala Terengganu Toll Plaza exit towards the city centre. Traffic is also smooth from Karak Toll Plaza to Kuantan in both directions.

Motorists head home for Hari Raya. PHOTO: THE STAR
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