Discounts and rebates for highway users

By THE STAR | 13 July 2015

PETALING JAYA: Motorists will enjoy toll discounts and rebates of between 10% and 50% on selected highways nationwide in conjunction with the upcoming Hari Raya festivities.

PLUS Malaysia Bhd is offering toll rebates of between 30% and 50% for those travelling during off-peak dates and paying electronically.

There is no time restriction on the rebates for those who choose to travel on these dates.
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The 50% toll rebate is for today and July 23 while the 40% cut is for tomorrow and July 22. On July 15 and 21, the rebate is 30%.

New Pantai Expressway Sdn Bhd (NPESB) will give a 20% toll discount on the first day of Hari Raya for Class 1 vehicle at all its toll plazas.

In a statement, highway concessionaire IJM Toll Division chief operating officer Salwani Wan Yusoff hoped the rebate would bring some form of financial relief to city dwellers.

“To avoid traffic, southbound motorists are encouraged to use the Sungai Besi Expressway (Besraya) and the Kajang-Seremban Expressway (Lekas) via the Kuchai Lama Interchange. Those travelling eastbound can use the new Besraya Eastern Extension to the MRR2,” she said.

Meanwhile, Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd announced a toll-free passage to all its users on the MEX Highway on the first day of Raya from midnight to 11.59pm on July 17.

Some 62,000 vehicles are expected to enjoy the offer.

Lingkaran Trans Kota (Litrak), the concessionaire of Sprint and Damansara-Puchong (LDP) highways, announced a toll discount of 60sen for all vehicles during the first day of Raya on July 17, from noon to 11.59pm on the LDP.

Similarly, for Sprint Highway, a discounted toll fare of 20sen is also given to all vehicles during the same period.

Litrak Group chief executive officer Sazally Saidi said they estimated discounts amounting to RM193,000 to be offered to 308,000 LDP users. For Sprint Highway it is a discount totalling RM26,000 for 129,000 users.

Duta-Ulu Kelang Highway (DUKE) concessionaire Konsortium Lebuhraya Utara-Timur (KL) Sdn Bhd (Kesturi) director Zakaria Shaffie said it was increasing its discount rate by 10% compared to last year.

“This Hari Raya, there will be a 20% toll discount for Class 1 motorists (private cars) who pay via the electronic toll collection (ETC).

“DUKE will also offer a special DUKE edition Touch ‘n’ Go (TnG) electronic payment card for RM5 when the highway implements its Electronic Toll Collection in September,” he said in a statement.

Joining the bandwagon is the KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway (Latar), which will give out 1,000 free TnG cards to motorists using the cash lanes on July 17, from midnight at its Ijok, Kuang Timur, Kuang Barat, Kundang Timur, Kundang Barat and Taman Rimba Templar toll plazas.

“Apart from encouraging the use of electronic transactions, we hope the card distribution will help to lessen traffic at the cash lanes,” Latar chief operating officer Ahmad Fuad Ahmad Shahimi said.

Other highways distributing free TnG cards are Kajang-Seremban Expressway (Lekas) and Cheras-Kajang Highway.

About 3,000 cards pre-loaded with RM5 will be distributed at the Kajang Selatan toll plaza on Lekas on July 16, while 1,500 cards pre-loaded with RM2 will be issued at the Cheras-Kajang Highway toll plaza.