Over one million vehicles expected to ply highways over Raya period, says PLUS

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 23 May 2020

PLUS managing director Datuk Azman Ismail

PETALING JAYA: PLUS Malaysia Bhd, the country's largest highway concessionaire, anticipates that over one million vehicles will ply its highways during the festive season this Hari Raya.

The highway operator advised Malaysians to be responsible by not risking themselves and others by attempting unauthorised travel between the states in an attempt to "balik kampung" to celebrate Hari Raya.

PLUS managing director Datuk Azman Ismail said they echoed and supported the initiatives of authorities to stop the spread of Covid-19.

"Understandably the new normal requires us to break tradition this Hari Raya by staying safe at home and the only ones allowed to visit are family members living within the same state.

"It would be a waste of our time, efforts and sacrifices over these past 65 days, since 18 March when MCO began, should Green Zones be infected because we did not act responsibly as Malaysians," he said in a statement on Saturday (May 23).

Under the conditional movement control order (MCO) the public is banned from interstate travel unless they obtain prior approval.

However, travel within the same state on PLUS highways is permissible.

To avoid any possible transmission of Covid-19, highway customers are encouraged to reload their Touch 'n Go cards to ensure there is sufficient balance before entering the highway.

Intrastate travellers can get the latest traffic information through PLUSTrafik Twitter, PLUSLine toll-free number at 1800 88 0000, the PLUS mobile application, electronic signage along the highways and local radio stations.

They are also advised to use the Waze and Google Map applications to avoid congestion along the highways.

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Traffic , PLUS , Interstate travel , Hari Raya


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