In conjunction with the upcoming Deepavali festivities, Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway and East Coast Expressway Phase 1 (LPT 1) concessionaire Anih Bhd has announced some initiatives.
KLK and LPT 1 users who make electronic payments for the tolls will get a 10% discount for 24 hours, from 12.01am on October 29.
Anih has also come out with a Travel Time Advisory (TTA) to help ease traffic for the comfort of road users during the peak hours of Deepavali season.
Anih director Dato’ Nik Fauzi Tan Sri Nik Hussein said the discount given is to give the opportunity for highway users to make a choice and enjoy added value with lower toll rates on the determined date and time, while the TTA will help direct traffic during peak hours.
“The introduction of the TTA schedule in conjunction with Deepavali is meant to help distribute traffic outside peak hours, therefore indirectly helping road users heading towards the East Coast enjoy a more comfortable journey,” he said.
The TTA for Deepavali this year encourages travelers from the Klang Valley headed towards Pahang on October 28 to enter KLK and LPT 1 between 1pm and 4pm or between 7pm and 11pm, while travelers headed towards Terengganu and Kelantan are advised to enter the expressway between 6am and 11am or between 5pm and 8pm.
Meanwhile, travelers from Pahang returning to Klang Valley from October 30 are advised to enter the highway from 6am to 10am or between 7pm and 11pm, while those from Terengganu are advised to enter the highway between 8am and 11am or between 8pm and 10pm, and travelers from Kelantan can use the expressway between 6pm and 10pm or between 9pm to midnight.
Anih’s TTA was first introduced in 2009, consisting of staggered traveling recommendations based on certain times and destinations from Klang Valley to states and cities on the East Coast of the Peninsular.
It was formulated analysis of traffic flow during peak hours of every festive season in the previous year, meant to ease traffic flow on main routes along highways, toll plazas and R&Rs during peak hours.