Speaking at a press conference recently, she said that they are expecting the peak sessions will be between September 8 to 12 which is the time when the people are retuning home to their home towns and September 16 to 19 which is when they are expected to return back to the cities. She advised motorists to follow the travel time advisory to avoid the congestion. She added that in the last Hari Raya celebrations last year, the advise had been successful in helping to reduce congestion where more than 50% of the users of the highway applied the advise.
PLUS is advising those who are going towards Kedah, Perlis, Skudai and Johor Bahru from the capital should take the roads between 7am and 11am and on the days to return, they should travel between 8 and 11am respectively. She also said that the company’s traffic monitoring center in Subang will be looking into all methods to minimize congestions.
The other time tables are as follow:
If you are travelling from the Klang Valley towards Taiping, Changkat Jering, Tangkak, Yong Peng, Ayer Hitam or Penang, then the best time to do so is between 11am to 4pm while 12pm to 4pm would be the best time to embark on the return route.
Going towards Kuala Kangsar, Ipoh, Simpang Ampat and Ayer Keroh from the Klang Valley would be best between 4 and 8 pm and returning from 4pm to 7pm.
8am to 10am would be the best time to travel towards Tapah, Bidor, Slim River, Tanjung Malim, Seremban, Port Dickson and Senawang while coming back would be between 8 to 11pm respectively.
If you are heading towards the other destinations apart from those mentioned, then it would be best done after 11pm.
She also said that a 10% discount will be enjoyed by road users along PLUS highways between 12am to 7am while on selected dates of the same time, you would enjoy another 10% off. This would be the days from September 6 to 8 and September 13 to 15 which is aimed to encourage road users to avoid joining in the exodus during the peak times. On top of that, all the TouchNGo reload lanes would be closed while the 1000 booths will remain open with only 7 counters opened for reload.