Amidst countless grouses from traffic jam-bound citizens pleading for authorities to ease their commute during busy hours, a new regulation has been set in attempt to curb traffic tie-ups.
Through Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), the federal territories ministry has prohibited heavy vehicles weighing more than 7.5 tonnes from entering the city centre during peak times.
The ban is effective immediately.
Jalaluddin Alias, the deputy minister, said that the choice was reached today by a special committee seeking into strategies and necessary actions to alleviate congestion on roads in the capital.
He stated that any large vehicle found accessing the capital during peak hours would be liable for punishment by police and the ministry of transport under Section 79 of The Road Transport Act 1987, an Act to provide for the regulatory oversight of motor vehicles and traffic on roads, as well as other issues pertaining to…