The government is paying RM77.11 million in compensation to 30 highway concessionaires to provide toll-free and discounted travel on selected days during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri season.
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said toll-free travel will apply on various highways, including the North-South Highway (Plus) and the East Coast Expressway, while 30 to 50 percent discounts will be given for other selected highways.
This applies from April 30 to May 1 and May 7 to 8.
He said this is to accommodate those returning to cities from their hometowns after a week off.
The decision was made after considering the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the livelihoods of road users, especially those with lower incomes, the premier added.
“It is hoped that this free and discounted travel will bring the Aidilfitri festivities to all celebrating with their loved ones,” Ismail Sabri said in a statement today.
The toll-free highways are:
- North-South Expressway Central Link (Elite)
- Seremban-Port Dickson Highway
- Butterworth-Kulim Expressway
- Malaysia-Singapore Second Link (Linkedua)
- Penang Bridge
- East Coast Expressway (LPT) 1 and 2
- Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway
Highways with 50 percent off on tolls include:
- Shah Alam Expressway (Kesas)
- Damansara Puchong Expressway (LDP)
- Cheras-Kajang Expressway (Grandsaga)
- Sungai Besi Highway (Besraya)
- Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (Akleh)
- Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya Expressway (Mex)
- Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (Duke)
Highways with 30 percent off on tolls are:
- Guthrie Corridor Expressway (Guthrie)
- Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway (Latar)
- Butterworth Outer Ring Road (LLB)
- Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (Smart) – Malaysiakini