Follow This Schedule To Balik Kampung If You Don’t Wanna Get Stuck In A 10-Hour Jam
Chinese New Year is soon upon us, and with that comes the hectic balik kampung traffic. As per tradition every year, PLUS has provided a few pointers for those travelling during the festive season.
The company estimates about 1.6 million vehicles will use the North-South Expressway on peak days during the CNY holiday, an increase of 10.3% as compared to normal days
As such, PLUS has identified measures to help distribute traffic on the highway by offering toll rebate during selected non-peak days and issuing a Travel Time Advisory (TTA).
A 20% toll rebate will be given to PLUSMiles and Touch 'n Go cardholders on four off-peak days
PLUS managing director Datuk Azman Ismail said the offer is applicable on 12, 14, 20, and 21 February.
However, motorists will still be charged the full toll amount on those dates. The rebates will be reimbursed in the form of reloads into their PLUSMiles or Touch 'n Go cards when they top up their cards at PLUS customer service centres from 15 March to 14 June 2018.
The rebate is not applicable to toll payments at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar, Tanjung Kupang, and Penang Bridge Toll Plazas.
Apart from toll rebates, PLUS has released a table with suggested departure times for motorists travelling from different states
Highway users from Klang Valley heading towards further destinations such as Johor, Perlis, Kedah, Penang, and North Perak are advised to enter the highway before 10.00am.
For those heading towards nearer locations such as Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Central Perak, and South Perak, they are advised to enter the highway after 10.00am.