All traffic police roadblocks which were installed at the start of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb Covid-19 infection in the city have been lifted, effective today.
City Traffic Enforcement Investigation Department (TEID) chief Assistant Commissioner Zulkefly Yahya said the withdrawal of the roadblocks, which were in place since the MCO was enforced on March 18, is to enable smoother traffic flow under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) and ease travel for those returning to work.
He said eight roadblocks in the city were lifted this morning after taking into consideration the government’s mission to restart economic activity following a 48-day shutdown caused by the Covid-19 threat.
He said there was a 30 percent increase in the number of vehicles entering Kuala Lumpur today, compared to the MCO period.
He noted that most roads in the city centre and roads leading up to the central business districts were clear, with light traffic.
“We had anticipated some traffic in the city because most businesses and employees were allowed to return to work today. However, that was not the case.
“We only saw slow-moving traffic on Jalan Tun Razak leading up to the MEX Highway in the morning, Otherwise, traffic on most roads in and around the city centre was still relatively smooth,” Zulkefly said. – NST