Beginning 1 September 2015, SMART Tunnel will practice electronic toll collection only. By abolishing cash toll collection, the move is to help alleviate traffic problems commonly faced at the tunnel.
This picture was taken during peak period of commuting back from work.
KL Sentral is a major intermodal transport hub in Malaysia.
Effective April 1st 2015, Malaysian Government through Royal Malaysian Customs Department, RMCD (Jabatan Kastam Diraja Malaysia, JKDM) will charge Goods and Services Tax (GST) for most products and services offered.
Question: Will there be any GST charge on public transport services?
Answer: No, there will be no GST incurred on public transport services.
Public transport services in Malaysia include KTM Komuter, ETS, KLIA Transit, KLIA Ekspres, taxi and bus services.
Exception: Air transport services
GST will be charged for the following:
- Malaysian carrier, domestic flights
- Malaysian carrier, international-bound flights from Malaysia
Foreign carriers are not subjected to GST.
PLUS Expressways Berhad has published a travel time advisory (TTA) for people who will be using highways during peak travel time from December 24th 2014 to January 4th 2014.
Here is the advisory for northbound travel:
And here is the advisory for southbound travel:
This is a good initiative by PLUS and throughout the years we have found this to be a good method of combating congestion during peak travel time. Road users are strongly recommended to follow this advisory to ensure smoothness in your journey.