Travel on all highways on December 23 and 26 (Friday and Tuesday) will be toll-free for all classes of vehicles. Only the toll plazas at the southern border at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) toll and Tanjung Kupang in Johor will still require payment of toll.
The waiver on toll charges is given by the government which involves a cost of RM20 million per day. This year, toll exemption for other festive periods has cost the government RM206.19 million.
The two toll-free dates have been chosen to help ease traffic congestion on days when many people, especially from the Klang Valley, will be travelling to and returning from their holidays or hometowns.
“It is hoped that the toll waiver would lighten the burden of Malaysians who plan to return to their home villages to visit family members, celebrate Christmas or go on holiday with the family during the school holidays,” said Deputy Works Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan. “This is in line with the intention of the unity government to help ease the burden of the people across the religious diversity and beliefs.”