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PLUS CNY travel advisory

PETALING JAYA, Feb 5 — PLUS Expressways Berhad has issued a travel time advisory to ensure smooth traffic flow during the Chinese New Year holiday as 30 per cent more vehicles are expected to hit the road. 

Its managing director, Datuk Noorizah Abd Hamid said about 1.4 million vehicles were expected to use the North-South Expressway (NSE) daily during the festive period compared to the normal 1.1 million vehicles. 


  • Kedah, Perlis and Penang (via Juru) before noon; 
  • Johor (via Skudai, Senai Utara, Ayer Hitam, Yong Peng and Tangkak) before noon; 
  • Kuala Kangsar and Changkat Jering (between noon and 3pm); 
  • Malacca (via Ayer Keroh) between noon and 3pm; 
  • Ipoh, Simpang Pulai and Gopeng (between 3pm and 6pm); 
  • Tampin and Alor Gajah (via Simpang Ampat) between 3pm and 6pm; 
  • Tapah, Bidor, Sungkai, Slim River and Tanjung Malim (after 6pm); and 
  • Senawang, Port Dickson and Seremban (after 6pm). 
  • For the return journey to the capital from February 12 (Tuesday) to February 17 (Sunday), motorists have been asked to start their journey according to the proposed time travel advisory: 

  • From north and south of the peninsula to the Klang Valley (before noon or after 8pm); and
  • From other parts of the peninsula (but not to the Klang Valley) between noon and 8pm. 
  • Noorizah said PLUS also maintained the time advisory on the Causeway, the Second Link and the Penang Bridge. 

    “Vehicles with odd number plates are advised to use the bridges at odd hours, for example 9am, 1pm or 7pm either way. 

    “For vehicles with even number plates, they should travel on the bridges at even hours like 10am, 2pm or 8pm either way,” she added. 

    Motorists using the electronic payment system will enjoy a 20 per cent rebate on February 7 (Thursday) and February 15 (Friday), and a 30 per cent rebate on February 10 (Sunday). 

    Noorizah said PLUS would open nearly 1,000 toll counters and add 3,100 or 30 per cent more employees for the Chinese New Year holiday. 

    She said 213 Plusronda teams would be monitoring certain stretches with the help of 650 RELA members round the clock. 

    For enquiries and further information, the public can contact PLUSLine at 1-800-88-0000 or visit www.plus.com.my, www.twitter.com/plustrafik. — Bernama

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