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PM Ismail: Free and discounted toll rates on 30 highways for upcoming Hari Raya

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Ahead of the upcoming Hari Raya celebrations, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that there will be a toll-free journey or discounts of up to 50% on local highways for the people to return home for Hari Raya.

This will come into effect starting this coming Saturday (30 April) at midnight until Sunday (1 May) for all classes of vehicles. The toll-free travel on the North-South Highway and LPT will also be given on 7 and 8 May.

In a statement on Monday (25 March), the Prime Minister said the free toll provision involves the North-South Expressway under PLUS Malaysia and the East Coast Expressway (LPT) under Anih Berhad.

The government has decided to offer a discount between 30% and 50% for other highways on the same date and time for all vehicle classes.

A toll discount of 50% will be offered on the following highways:

  • Shah Alam Expressway (Kesas)
  • Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP)
  • Cheras-Kajang Highway (GrandSaga)
  • Sungai Besi Highway (Besraya)
  • New Coastal Expressway (NPE)
  • Ampang-KL Elevated Highway (Akleh)
  • KL-Putrajaya Expressway (MEX)
  • Duta-Ulu Kelang Highway (DUKE)

Meanwhile, a 30% discount will be offered on the following highways:

  • Flood Water and Tunnel Management Project (SMART)
  • Guthrie Corridor Expressway
  • KL-Kuala Selangor Highway (Latar)
  • Butterworth Outer Ring Road (LLB)
  • Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway (LKSA)
  • Kajang Ring Road (SILK)
  • Sultan Abdul Halim Muad’zam Shah Bridge (JPP2)
  • South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE)
  • KL-West Traffic Dispersal Scheme Highway (SPRINT)
  • Kajang-Seremban Highway (Lekas)
  • New North Klang Straits Bypass (Grand Sepadu)
  • Senai-Desaru Expressway (SDE)
  • West Coast Expressway (WCE)

Ismail also revealed that the toll-free rides and toll discounts would involve 30 highways across the country with discounts to be enjoyed by users totalling RM77.11 million.

“The amount will be jointly borne by the government and the concessionaires,” he added.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri also expressed hope that the toll-free rides and discounts offered would help enliven the Aidilfitri celebrations this year.

“The decision was made after taking into account the impacts of the pandemic had on the source of income of the majority of Malaysian families and this is also to help alleviate the financial burden of highway users, especially those in the low-income group.

“At the same time, I do hope that we all, as Malaysian families, can tolerate and be patient with the presence of millions of vehicles on the highways during the festive season. 

“Drive safe and always be careful on the road,” he said.

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