AidilFitri Toll Discounts From August 30 To 31

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 – Motorists will enjoy discounts of between five and 37.5 per cent, amounting to about RM7 million, at 24 tolled expressways nationwide on Aug 30 and 31 for the coming Aidilfitri celebrations.

Highways offering festive discounts are the North-South Expressway (Plus), North South Expressway Central Link (Elite), Seremban-Port Dickson Highway (SPDH), Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing (Linkedua), Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (KLBK), Damansara Puchong Highway (LDP), Western KL Traffic Dispersal System Highway (Sprint), Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway.

East Coast Expressway, Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (Akleh), Guthrie Corridor Expressway (Guthrie), Kemuning Shah Alam Highway (LKSA), Sungai Besi Expressway (Besraya), New Pantai Expressway (NPE), Kajang-Seremban Highway (Lekas), Shah Alam Expressway (Kesas).

Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (Duke), Cheras-Kajang Expressway (Grand Saga), Smart Highway, New North Klang Straits Bypass (NNKSB), Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya Expressway (KLP), Kajang Traffic Dispersal Ring Road (Silk) and the South KlangValley Expressway (SKVE).

Works Minister Datuk Shaziman Mansor said the newly opened Latar Highway has also agreed to extend its toll-free period until Aug 31.

“Motorists using the LDP will not be imposed toll charges on Merdeka Day starting midnight until 11.59am,” he told a news conference after launching the ministry-level Aidilfitri Safety Campaign at Guthrie Highway’s Lagong Toll Plaza, here today.

He said these discounts were in line with the seventh National Key Result Area announced last month to battle increased cost of living.

Meanwhile, Shaziman said in efforts to heighten road safety the ministry has carried out various initiatives including rehabilitative work worth RM15.66 million at 37 federal road blackspots and RM8.1 million at 10 blackspot locations on highways last year.

“Improvements on federal roads have shown a positive impact, whereby records and monitoring by the Malaysian Highway Authority showed that 112 accidents recorded on highways from January to June 2009 have dropped to 24 accidents during the same period this year.

“The 37 blackspot locations on federal roads which have been rehabilitated showed 0 per cent or no accidents until June 2011, compared to 395 accidents in 2009,” he added.

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