LITRAK Group announce Chinese New Year festive “toll discount” and implementation of full electronic toll collection (etc) on Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP) and Lebuhraya Sprint
28 Jan 2016
In conjunction to the auspicious Chinese New Year and part of its CNY Charity Programme at Lake Cruise Putrajaya, Litrak Group has announced “Toll Discount” on LDP and SPRINT highway to lessen the burden of Malaysians. The respective 60 cent and 20 cent discounted toll rate will be given to Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP) and SPRINT highway users starting from 12.00 am to 11.59 pm on 8th of February 2016. Information of the statement as per below table:
This initiative was first introduced by Litrak Group in 2010 and has been carried out since, in hope that move taken shall benefit its highways users and at the same time, serve as a platform to share the joy of celebrating festive seasons in Malaysia, regardless of race and ethnicity. Previous discounted toll rates were also given during major festive seasons, including Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Deepavali, Merdeka Day and Christmas. Since 2010 until 2015, a total amount of RM 8.5 mil toll subsidy was given to 14 million LDP and SPRINT users during major festive period.
It is estimated for the upcoming Chinese New Year, almost RM 202,000 subsidized “Toll Discount” amount that will be given to 424 thousand LDP and SPRINT users.
Speaking to the reporters in the same programme, En. Sazally Bin Saidi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Litrak Group had also announced the implementation of full Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) at Lebuhraya SPRINT starting March 2016 and followed by Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP) on September 2016.
He added, “The penetration rate of ETC usage had increased drastically from 65% to 80% in the recent years (2012 – 2015) on SPRINT highway, whereas LDP saw an increase of 59% to 73% ETC usage. Most users opt for electronic mode of payment as it is easier and faster. Through a study conducted, it is estimated that the transaction time for Touch ‘n Go and SmartTAG mode of payments are of 6 secs and 3 secs per vehicle respectively.”
Both announcements were made during Chinese New Year Charity Programme 2016 with senior citizens from Seri Setia Old Folks Home, Sungai Way, Petaling Jaya. The half day programme includes a lake cruise tour at Putrajaya, goodies & ‘Ang Pow’ contribution to the old folks and media luncheon at Putrajaya Internationation Convention Centre (PICC).
Shah Rizal Mohamed Fawzi
Head of Communications