Motorists can travel on LDP and MEX toll-free on Merdeka Day

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In conjunction with Merdeka Day this August 31st, folks travelling on the Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP) and the Maju Expressway (MEX) will enjoy toll-free access.

According to Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, “Motorists can drive through the toll plazas on these two highways without having to pay beginning from 12 midnight on Aug 31.” The decision was made by both highway operators in the spirit of Merdeka by absorbing losses in toll fee collection.

Association of Highway Concessionaires (PSKLM) deputy president and Litrak CEO Sazally Saidi said, “There have been discussions among the highway operators but let me just say right now, so far only two operators are offering. It is up to respective concessionaires to decide.

He added that there will be 20 sen discount at the Damansara Link, Kerinchi Link and Penchala Link toll plazas along the Sprint Expressway.

When asked if other expressways in the country will offer discounts, Fadillah said we would have to wait and see if other toll operators would announce it.