PLUS Announces Toll-Free Travel for Deepavali but Requires ‘Touch’ or ‘Wave’ at Toll Plazas

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Highway users traveling on PLUS Malaysia Berhad-operated highways will enjoy toll-free passage during the Deepavali celebration, although they will still need to ‘touch’ or ‘wave’ their Touch n Go card, SmartTAG, or RFID at toll plazas for travel records.

According to BERNAMA News Agency, the physical action of touching or waving is required for transaction completion, but no toll fees will be charged. This benefit applies to 92 toll plazas along PLUS-operated highways and 10 toll plazas on the Lebuhraya Pantai Timur 2 (LPT2). She clarified, however, that the toll-free provision does not extend to highway toll plazas at national borders, specifically at the Sultan Iskandar Building Toll Plaza (Johor Causeway) and Tanjung Kupang Toll Plaza (Malaysia-Singapore – Linkedua/Tuas Second Link).

Datuk Nik Airina also advised Touch n Go users to ensure their cards are active and to plan their journeys carefully, ensuring their vehicles are in good condition and taking adequate rest before traveling. This recommendation aims to prevent congestion at toll plazas due to the use of inactive or deactivated Touch n Go cards.

Additionally, she urged the public, especially those traveling during peak hours on the specified days, to adhere to the Proposed Travel Time (TTA) schedule issued by PLUS. This advice is intended to facilitate smoother traffic flow during the toll-free period.

The toll-free initiative was announced earlier by Public Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi, as part of the government’s decision to offer this benefit to highway users for two days, from Saturday to Sunday, in celebration of Deepavali.