The government of Malaysia just announced free highway tolls for two days for Deepavali 2023! Here is what you need to know!
Malaysia : Free Highway Tolls For Deepavali 2023!
On Friday, 10 November 2023, Malaysia Works Minister Alexander Nanta Linggi announced free highway tolls for two days:
- Saturday, 11 November 2023
- Sunday, 12 November 2023
The toll-free travel will apply to all types of vehicles travelling on all highways in Malaysia, except the toll plazas at the national borders in Johor:
- the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) Toll Plaza
- the Tanjung Kupang Toll Plaza
The toll-free period will begin at 12:01 AM on Saturday, 11 November 2023, and end at 11:59 PM on Sunday, 12 November, 2023.
About 11.8 million vehicles are expected to use the highways in Malaysia during this two-day toll-free period.
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The Works Ministry, through a meeting together with concession companies, has agreed on the implementation of this free toll which starts on Nov 11 (Saturday) at 12.01 am until Nov 12 (Sunday) at 11.59 pm.
This initiative is to celebrate all Malaysians, especially the Indian Hindu community who celebrate Deepavali. This is also in line with the desire of the unity government to help ease the burden of the people regardless of diversity of religions, races and beliefs.
With the implementation of this free toll, it is hoped that highway users will be able to plan their journey well. Highway users are also advised to comply with the recommended travel time schedule or travel time advisory (TTA).
Safety aspects and safe driving must be observed so that all highway users can arrive at their destinations safely.
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