With this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations, families all over the country are planning trips back to their hometowns and braving the traffic that comes with it.
In conjunction with this, and to ease the load of travel costs, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced toll exemptions for all vehicles from 20 to 21 January.
The first day of Chinese New Year celebrations this year starts on 22 January, ringing in the Year of The Rabbit. Families often travel a couple days before to prep food and activities for reunion dinners.
It was Transport Minister Anthony Loke who brought up the matter during a Cabinet meeting after he had discussed the topic with toll concession companies.
In the announcement at the press conference after today’s Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister mentioned that these toll exemptions would cost the government a whopping RM40 million.
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