PETALING JAYA: Facilities at the rest and service areas (R&R) along PLUS Malaysia Berhad highways will remain open during the Hari Raya Aidifitri festive period.
“From May 13 to June 7, food and drinks shops, convenience stores and other shops at the R&R will operate from 6am to 10pm daily subject to conditions by the local authorities.
“However, only takeaways are allowed for food and drinks during this period, ” PLUS chief operations officer Zakaria Ahmad Zabidi said in a statement on Wednesday (May 12).
Zakaria said contactless purchase of takeaways from 21 of the shops at R&R areas could be done via pre-orders through the PLUS app at https://orderdisini.plus.com.my/.
He reminded highway users that interstate and interdistrict travel was prohibited except with police approval.
According to the National Security Council, travel with permission is allowed for emergencies, work, education and economic activities apart from medical purposes or vaccination appointments.
Zakaria urged those permitted to travel on the highway to use the free PLUS app Putri with its real-time traffic information feed, and the PLUS Unique Texting Realtime Interface or chatbot to plan their journey.
“PLUS will also stop all road maintenance and upgrading works during the Hari Raya Aidifitri celebrations beginning May 11 to May 17 except for critical emergency repairs, ” he said.
He added that more than 250 PLUSRonda teams would carry out round-the-clock patrols on the highways while those seeking assistance should contact PLUSLine di 1800-88-0000.
The patrols, he said, excluded tow-truck services on standby at strategic locations along the highway during the festive period.
Zakaria said PLUS would also work closely with the police and Road Transport Department to ensure the safety of highway users.