Good news for those who will be making the long trip back to their hometown this Chinese New Year. PLUS Malaysia has announced that it will be offering a 30% toll rebate for road users who pay toll electronically, and travel on the North-South Expressway (NSE), the ELITE highway and the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) on February 4, 11 and 15.

PLUS managing director, Datuk Noorizah Hj Abd Hamid said the 30% toll rebate will be given to Class 1 highway users (light vehicles with two axles and three or four wheels, except taxi) travelling more than 100 kilometres and paying toll electronically (via PLUSMiles card, Touch ‘n Go card or SmartTAG) on the above-mentioned dates.

However, the rebates will not be given on the spot, as the public paying toll electronically will still be required to pay the full toll charges first. The 30% toll rebate will have to be redeemed (in a form of toll reload) at any PLUS customer service centre between March 15 and June 14, 2016.

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PLUS Malaysia also provided a few examples of the 30% toll rebate coming into effect. For instance, a highway user travelling between the Jalan Duta toll plaza and Ipoh Selatan toll plaza will be able to save RM7.95 in a form of toll reload. Similarly, those travelling between the Sungai Besi and Skudai toll plazas will be eligible for a RM12.39 rebate.

“The rebate is offered to users travelling on off-peak days and is aimed at helping us to distribute traffic,” Noorizah explained. “The toll rebate can be enjoyed throughout the day on the above dates and is not restricted to a particular time,” she added.

PLUS anticipates that traffic on the NSE will spike by 20% to 1.6 million vehicles per day on peak days on February 5, 6, 7, 9, 13 and 14. “As such, we are also issuing a travel time advisory (TTA) to help the public plan their journey and avoid traffic congestion on peak days during the holidays,” Noorizah said.