25 July 2024, Thursday | 11:13am

Plus urges holiday travellers to plan ahead to avoid congestion


PETALING JAYA: Plus Malaysia Berhad (Plus) has issued its Travel Time Advisory (TTA) for customers travelling on the North-South Expressway (NSE) between Dec 22 and Jan 19, 2021.

The TTA is to help those planning a road trip to celebrate Christmas and New Year and focuses on traffic distribution aimed at reducing traffic congestion on the highway.

Plus managing director, Datuk Azman Ismail said highway users from the Klang Valley, heading towards destinations such as Perlis, Kedah, Penang, North Perak and Johor, are advised to enter the highway before 9am.

"While those from Perlis, Kedah, Penang, North Perak, Johor and other states travelling to the Klang Valley during the same period are recommended to enter the highway before 9am.

"Those heading to destinations closer to the Klang Valley or other states are advised to enter the highway after 12 noon," he added.

Azman strongly encourages the public to closely follow the TTA schedule as they stand a better chance of experiencing a smoother journey as well as to avoid congestion.

"Plus expects an increase of up to 30 per cent traffic or 1.7 million vehicles on every peak day as compared to 1.3 million vehicles on normal days," Azman said in a statement today.

Drivers are advised to practise safe driving, considering the recent spell of rainy weather throughout the country.

Plus advises customers to ensure their Touch 'n Go cards and e-Wallets have sufficient balance at all times and there are over 13,000 locations nationwide to help highway customers reload their cards early.

Highway customers can get the latest traffic updates on the highways from the Plus app, PlusTrafik Twitter, Putri chatbot and the toll-free PlusLine 1800 88 0000.

Source: New Straits Times


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