PETALING JAYA: Road users with private vehicles will enjoy toll-free travel on highways on Thursday and Friday (Feb 8 and 9) in conjunction with Chinese New Year, says Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi.
He said the Cabinet had decided that toll-free travel for Class 1 (private vehicles) would be implemented on all highways from 12.01am on Thursday (Feb 8) until 11.59pm on Friday (Feb 9).
The waiver would be applicable at all toll plazas except for the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) and Tanjung Kupang plazas in Johor.
The two days of toll-free travel would have an estimated financial implication of RM42.99mil, he added in a statement on Wednesday (Feb 7).
“The decision to allow toll-free travel is in line with the unity government’s aspirations to care for the welfare of the people and to help alleviate the cost of living,” he said.
It is also the government’s way of joining in the celebrations for the upcoming Chinese New Year, he added.
“It is hoped… road users will use this opportunity to plan their travels. They are also advised to adhere to the travel time advisory,” he said.
He also advised travellers to observe road safety at all times to reach their respective destinations safely and celebrate with their loved ones.
Nanta also reminded travellers to ensure that they have enough balance in their Touch n Go cards and ewallets before setting out.
They could check the traffic status or any incidents on the Malaysian Highway Authority’s social media channels, or call the Traffic Management Centre at 1-800-88-7752 for information or aid.