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PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) is anticipating an increase in traffic on the North-South Expressway (NSE) throughout the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays – it expects around 1.6 million vehicles to be using the NSE every day on peak days during this period.

As such, PLUS is implementing various strategies to cope with the traffic increase and at the same time, help the public enjoy a smoother journey during the holidays. We already know about the initiative to distribute traffic and encourage motorists to travel on off-peak days.

To recap, there will be toll rebates of between 30 and 50% on July 13-15 as well as July 21-23. On these days, those travelling more than 100 km on the NSE and ELITE highway and who pay toll electronically via PLUSMiles and Touch ‘n Go cards or SmartTAGs will enjoy a 50% toll rebate on July 13 and on July 23.

On July 14 and July 22, this will be 40%, while on July 15 and July 21 it will be 30%. The toll rebates will be offered all day long on these selected days and not restricted to any particular time.

Plus TTA Raya 2015

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Meanwhile, as is the usual festive season practice, PLUS has issued a Travel Time Advisory schedule (TTA) for peak days travel on the NSE between July 16-20 (see graphic above for details)

The TTA focuses on traffic distribution and is aimed at reducing traffic congestion on the mainline, most notably at major stretches, toll plazas and rest areas. PLUS added that it will be deploying more staff on the highways during the festive period.

It also announced that the Fourth Lane Widening Project between Shah Alam-Rawang-Jalan Duta and Nilai Utara Interchange-Seremban highway stretches had been completed, so road users can expect smoother travel on the mainline during the holidays.

It also said that the Bandar Ainsdale Interchange, which is located 5 km from the existing Seremban Interchange, will be opened on July 10 to help distribute the traffic at the particular stretch.