Together with the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations, the government has agreed to provide free toll and toll exemptions to Malaysian families returning home for Hari Roy.
According to the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaqub, the move was made after a discussion session with 30 Highway Concession Companies.
“Overall, these free tolls and discounts cover 30 highways across the country, with total discounts enjoyed by RM77.11 million users. These benefits will be borne jointly by the government and the concessionaires, “he said in a statement issued today.
The free toll system includes the Plus Malaysia Berhad Group (Plus) Highway which operates the North-South Highway Network and Anih Berhad (ANIH) which operates the East Coast Highway (LPT). It will start at 12 midnight on April 30, 2022 (Saturday) May 1, 2022 (Sunday) in all vehicle classes until 11.59 pm.
Not only that, from midnight 7 May 2022 (Saturday) to midnight 8 May 2022 (Sunday) all vehicle classes will be given free toll on North-South Highway and LPT to return to their respective homes.
In addition to the North-South Expressway and LPT, other highways involved include the North-South Central Link Expressway (Elite), Seremban-Port Dixon Expressway (SPDH), Butterworth-Culim Expressway (BKE), Lekeng (Malaysia), Lekeng, Malaysia (JPP), LPT2, and KL-Kark Highway (KLK)
In the meantime, all vehicle classes will offer a toll discount of 30% to 50% on other highways on the same date and time.
Highways with 50% discount for the same date are Shah Alam Highway (CASAS), Damansara-Puchang Highway (LDP), Cheras-Kazang Highway (GrandSaga), Sungai Besi Highway (Besraya), New Pantai Highway (NPE), Ampang-A. Elevated Expressway (AKLEH), KL-Putrajaya Expressway (MEX) and Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE).
Meanwhile, the highways involved in 30% toll exemption include Flood Water Management and Tunnel Project (Smart), Guthrie Corridor Expressway (Guthrie), KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATR), Butterworth Outer Ring Road (LLB), Kemoy (LKSA) and Kazang Ring Road (Silk).
Also included are the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadjam Shah Bridge (JPP2), South Klang Valley Highway (SKVE), KL-West Traffic Dispersal Scheme Highway (SPRINT), Kazang-Seremban Highway (LEKAS), North Klang Strait. Bypass Highway Baru (Grand Sepadu), Senai-Desaru Expressway (SDE) and West Coast Expressway (WCE).
“It is hoped that the provision of free toll and toll exemption with this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations will further invigorate the Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations with loved ones. The government’s decision also considers the impact of the epidemic on the income sources of most Malaysian households in the past and reduces the burden on highway users, especially low-income groups.
“At the same time, I hope that as a Malaysian family we can be tolerant of the presence of millions of vehicles on the highways during the upcoming festive season and always be patient. Drive carefully and always be on the road, ”he continued.