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PLUS Issues Travel Time Advisory, Toll Rebates For CNY

Gerard February 12, 2015 11:39

The Chinese New Year (CNY) festive season is only a week away, which means the annual drive to visit relatives in other states (at least for some of us). This also means that the usual traffic jams/crawls are to be expected but PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) has set aside various strategies to cope with the estimated 1.5 million vehicles flooding the North-South Expressway on peak days throughout the CNY holidays.

PLUS has issued its travel time advisory (TTA) for the period between 13 and 22 February 2015.

Within the TTA, Class 1 vehicle users will receive a 20% toll rebate if they:

  • Travel on 17, 18, 21, and 22 February 2015
  • Pay toll electronically (via PLUSMiles card, Touch ‘n Go card or SmartTAG)
  • Travel more than 100 km

In addition, to encourage more travel on off-peak days, a 30% toll rebate is offered to Class 1 vehicles users who:

  • Travel on 16 and 23 February 2015
  • Pay toll electronically
  • Travel more than 100 km

Both the 20% and 30% CNY toll rebates can be redeemed when you reload your PLUSMiles or Touch ‘n Go cards at all PLUS customer service centres between 15 March and 14 June 2015.

PLUS’ efforts also include stationing 3,000 staff and opening up 1,200 toll counters at toll plazas on the mainline. They will also station 1,500 maintenance workers at rest areas, increase PLUSRonda teams and rounds, provide ‘Workshop on Wheels’ (WOW) service, and collaborate with various emergency rescue teams and agencies. Furthermore, RELA personnel will be assigned for traffic management at rest areas.

PLUS Managing Director, Dato’ Noorizah Hj Abd Hamid said, “All construction works (with the exception of emergency works) on the highways will be temporarily stopped between 13 and 22 February to facilitate smoother travel on the mainline. Simultaneously, the Ministry of Transport had instructed that heavy vehicles are barred from entering the highways on 17, 18, 22 and 23 February.”

She also added that at certain critical stretches, additional lanes will be open to facilitate a smoother journey.

The full TTA can be found below (click to expand):

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