PLUS to build sleeping capsules at R&R areas next year

PLUS to build sleeping capsules at R&R areas next year

PUCHONG: PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) is planning to build sleeping capsules for motorists, especially drivers of heavy vehicles using the North-South Expressway to rest, nap and recharge.

PLUS managing director Datuk Azman Ismail said the plan, however, was still at the research stage and the pilot project was expected to materialise next year.

“We always look into consumers’ need…the sleeping capsules, which can also be called ‘time capsule’ will give motorists, especially heavy vehicle drivers, the opportunity to have a quick nap at night before continuing on their journey.

“This is among the proposed improvement of our facilities and we do hope that the move will reduce fatigue in drivers of heavy vehicle so that they remain fresh and alert…which is also hoped to reduce the rate of accidents due to sleepiness and fatigue,” he said.

Elaborating, Azman said the sleeping capsules would be built at the rest and service (R&R) areas as they would have ample parking spaces for heavy vehicles, besides other facilities including toilets and shower rooms.

“Prior to this, PLUS has opened hotels along the expressway but was forced to close them down due to poor response and we have learnt that most drivers needed only a place to have a quick nap and they did not need a day room in a hotel.

“So, we will look at the response to the pilot project. If the response is good, we will expand it to other suitable R&R areas,” he said.

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