Malaysia celebrates it’s 58th Merdeka celebration in a couple of weeks, August 31st, and to mark the day, motorists will get to enjoy toll-free access to the Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP) and Maju Expressway (MEX).
As The Sun Daily reports, Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the decision was made in the Merdeka spirit to absorb the toll fee collection on that day, by highway operators Lingakan Trans Kota Sdn Bhd (Litrak) and Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd.
"Motorists can drive through the toll plazas on these two highways without having to pay beginning from 12 midnight on Aug 31," said Fadillah at the Kesas, Litrak and Sprint Aidilfitri open house celebration.
Fadillah also mentioned that it is possible that other highway concessionaires may decide to also offer toll-free access as well, but we would have to wait and see if any such announcements are made.
Sazally Saidi, deputy president of the Association of Highway Concessionaires (PSKLM) and the CEO of Litrak said several operators are contemplating the move on offering toll-free access on Merdeka day.
"There have been discussions among the highway operators but let me just say right now, so far only two operators are offering. It is up to respective concessionaires to decide," said Sazally.
A discount of 20 sen will also be given at toll plazas along the Sprint Expressway on National Day, which include those at Damansara Link, Kerinchi Link and Penchala Link.