PLUS ANTICIPATES 2 MILLION VEHICLES A DAY DURING PEAK DAYS OF AIDILFITRI TRAVELS
- Committed to Take Proactive Measures to Provide Safer and More Convenient Highway Travel
PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) is ready to provide safer and more convenient travel and help the public for their much-anticipated ‘Balik Kampung’ journey for this year’s Aidilfitri festive celebration.
2 Million Vehicles Per Day
“PLUS anticipates that approximately 2 million vehicles will travel on our highway network daily on peak days on 19th April to 21st April, 24th April to 25th April, 29th April to 1st May and 4th May to 7th May 2023 in conjunction with the Aildilfitri holiday period. The figure translates to a 20% increase in traffic as compared to normal days,” said PLUS’ Chief Operating Officer, Datuk Zakaria Ahmad Zabidi.
“Therefore, we advise highway customers to plan for their ‘Balik Kampung’ travel earlier to avoid getting caught up in traffic surge during peak days,” explained Datuk Zakaria.
“As such, to cope with the traffic increase, PLUS is preparing and taking various strategies to help travellers enjoy safer and more convenient travel on our highways. The strategies include safety, traffic and congestion management, traffic distribution, traffic management at toll plazas, facilities management at rest areas, as well as traffic information dissemination throughout the holiday period,” he added.
Collaboration with The Police and RTD To Heighten Safety
To ensure the safety of highway users, PLUS continues to collaborate with the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and the Road Transport Department (RTD) for traffic law enforcement as well as carry out continuous road safety advocacy on the highways throughout the festive period.
Emergency Teams on Standby at 11 Locations
In addition, PLUS also provides an Emergency Response Team (ERT) comprising of PDRM, RTD, Civil Defence Force (APM), St John Ambulance and Red Crescent Society (PBSM) at 11 strategic locations on the highway with more than 500 personnel.
269 Patrolling Teams on PLUS and LPT2
“On the other hand, to improve the level of safety on the PLUS highway network including Lebuhraya Pantai Timur 2 (LPT2) during the festive season, a total of 269 highway patrol teams including PLUSRonda and LPT2Ronda are assigned with patrolling 24 hours a day and to assist highway users in distress and emergencies. This is an increase of 9.3% over normal days,” he said.
PLUS To Issue Out TTA
PLUS will also issue out its Travel Time Advisory (TTA) for the North-South Expressway as a strategy to distribute traffic and help the public to plan their ‘Balik Kampung’ and return to the Klang Valley travels during the holidays.
6,000 Personnel on Highway Ecosystem
In addition, PLUS also provides more than 6,000 personnel from the highway ecosystem at toll plazas, rest areas, lay-bys and highway mainline including highway patrol personnel, customer service assistants and toll plaza supervisors, Traffic Monitoring Centre (TMC) personnel, RELA personnel, Emergency Response Team (ERT) and maintenance personnel to assist highway users.
No Lane Closure From 18th April to 1st May
“To ensure the journey on the highway is smoother and more comfortable, PLUS will also temporarily halt the upgrading and maintenance works on the highway from 18th April to 1st May. During the period, no lane closures will be implemented. However, in the event of emergency and critical repair work cases, lane closures should be carried out for the safety of highway users during the festive season,” said Datuk Zakaria.
Traffic Updates and Communication
Highway users can get the latest traffic updates during the festive season on PLUS-operated highway through multiple communication channels such as Twitter @PLUStrafik or twitter @LPT2trafik, the PLUS App, PUTRI Chatbot, radio stations and Variable Message Signs (VMS).
UEM EDGENTA SHARES THE BLESSING OF RAMADAN WITH THE COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY THROUGH ITS ‘JALINAN KASIH’ CSR PROGRAM
KUALA LUMPUR, 10 April – UEM Edgenta Berhad (“UEM Edgenta” or the “Company”) has again exemplified its commitment towards the community during the holy month of Ramadan through its “Jalinan Kasih Edgenta Ramadan” programme.
Altogether, the month-long community outreach touched the lives of more than 2,000 individuals across various states nationwide. The programme started with donations of essential food, grocery vouchers and cash contributions to over 475 asnaf families at various locations where the Company operates. The outreach began from Masjid Ar Rahah in Bangsar South and progressed subsequently to PPR Pantai Ria in Bangsar and to selected mosques in Perak, Penang, Kedah, Terengganu and Perlis respectively.
The programme continued with a raya shopping treat to AEON in IOI City Mall, Putrajaya with orphans from Rumah Bakti Nur Ain in Bangi, in preparation for Hari Raya Aidilfitri. The children beamed with joy when they were taken for a raya shopping treat, where they were able to browse through a wide selection of clothes and select their own set of clothing, as well as other necessities. Their meaningful day concluded with an “iftar” session at the Le Meridien Hotel in Putrajaya.
“As we celebrate this joyous and festive occasion, it is equally important to remember those unfortunate and ensure that they are not left behind, especially in ensuring the wellbeing of children. We must strive and alleviate the hardships of those in need by extending a helping hand. We can create a positive impact on their lives and inspire them to give back to the community in the future. Through acts of kindness and generosity, we can make a meaningful difference in the world and spread love and compassion to those around us. Let us use this festive occasion as an opportunity to reflect on our blessings and share them with those who are less fortunate, making their lives brighter and filled with hope,” said Syahrunizam Samsudin, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta.
This year’s Jalinan Kasih Edgenta Ramadan programme ended on a high note with the distribution of the delicious “bubur lambuk” to more than 800 motorists at the Sungai Buloh R&R area along the North-South Expressway.
PLUS NAMAKAN DATUK NIK AIRINA SEBAGAI PENGARAH URUSAN BAHARU
PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) telah melantik Datuk Nik Airina Nik Jaffar sebagai Pengarah Urusan yang baharu berkuat kuasa pada 1 Mei 2023.
Datuk Nik Airina tidak lagi asing di dalam industri lebuh raya dan PLUS, kerana sebelum ini beliau pernah berkhidmat dengan syarikat ini selama sepuluh (10) tahun dari 2001 sebelum dilantik sebagai Ketua Pegawai Operasi pada 2006. Pada 2010, beliau telah dilantik sebagai Pengarah Urusan Opus Group Berhad dan kini merupakan Pengarah Urusan UEM Builders Berhad serta Pengarah Projek Khas & Kewangan Korporat di UEM Group Berhad. Datuk Nik Airina mempunyai pengalaman luas melebihi 30 tahun dalam industri infrastruktur pengangkutan dan kesihatan, setelah terlibat dalam pembangunan, pelaksanaan dan operasi projek infrastruktur utama di rantau ini. Beberapa projek utama yang pernah diceburinya termasuklah Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan, Lebuhraya Pan Borneo Sabah, Projek Sambungan LRT dan Lebuhraya Cikopo-Palimanan di Indonesia.
“Memandangkan pengalaman luas Nik Airina dalam menerajui pelbagai perniagaan dan kepakaran dalam operasi rangkaian lebuh raya dan pengurusan aset serta kedudukan dalam industri, kami yakin beliau akan terus mengemudi PLUS dalam mencapai matlamat dan objektifnya. Antaranya adalah untuk memastikan kelestarian perniagaan jangka panjang, pengurusan pihak berkepentingan strategik dan operasi dan tahap perkhidmatan yang cekap untuk pengguna kami,” kata Pengerusi PLUS, Dato' Mohamad Nasir Ab. Latif.
Datuk Nik Airina memegang Ijazah Sarjana dalam Kejuruteraan Awam dari University of Miami, Florida dan kini menganggotai Lembaga Pembangunan Industri Pembinaan (CIDB) Malaysia dan Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM).