300,000 cars expected on roads for interstate travel

Motorists are required to register on the Gerak Malaysia phone app to embark on their journeys from May 7-10.

PETALING JAYA: PLUS Malaysia Berhad expects more than 300,000 cars across the country to fill highways from May 7-10 as motorists make their way back home from other states for work.

The four-day period was announced by Putrajaya to allow those stranded in other states to return for work from their hometowns, with motorists required to register on the Gerak Malaysia phone app.

Motorists will only be allowed to stop at R&Rs, lay-bys and toll plaza parking areas to rest their vehicles, while people are only allowed to leave their vehicles to use the restroom.

Suraus will be closed and food will not be sold at these R&Rs throughout the four days.

Petrol stations will only operate from 6am to midnight.

People stranded in Kuala Lumpur may leave on May 7, while people stranded in Perak, Johor and Kelantan can make their journeys home on May 8.

Those in Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Melaka and Pahang may travel on May 9 and those in Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu can leave on May 10.

No motorcycles or express bus services allowed

Meanwhile, Bernama quoted Bukit Aman CID director Huzir Mohamed as saying express bus services and motorcycles cannot be used for interstate travel from tomorrow until May 10.

He said the decision to ban the use of these two modes of transportation had been decided earlier.

“Travelling on flights within Peninsular Malaysia is allowed.

“But those wanting to travel to Sabah and Sarawak will have to first apply online using the existing platform made available by the state governments before purchasing flight tickets,” he told reporters in Bukit Aman today.

Huzir said only four passengers would be allowed in a vehicle for interstate travelling.

“However, it also depends on the discretion of the officer in charge of the roadblocks,” he said

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