[Watch] Major Highways Already Jam-Packed As The Aidilfitri Road Trip Begins

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After two years of not being able to return home for Hari Raya celebration, it seems that Malaysian has started their balik kampung trip for this year’s Aidilfitri.

According to The Star, traffic has been slow all over Malaysia earlier today.

In Kuala Lumpur

As of 1.54pm, the English daily reported that traffic is moving slowly from USJ to Seafield as well as from Shah Alam to Seafield in Kuala Lumpur.

The same also happens from Putrajaya to Saujana Putra.

Meanwhile, it’s been slower than usual traffic from Kota Damansara heading to Bukit Lanjan while vehicles from Subang to Dataran Prima are crawling.

RTM also reported that traffic beginning to slow at the Jalan Duta Toll earlier today.

In Johor

Meanwhile, Johor Traffic Police Enforcement updated that the traffic is still moving smoothly in the state.

Credit: Johor Traffic Police Enforcement

In Perak

Those traveling from Gua Tempurung to Gopeng are expected to experience slow-moving traffic.

In Penang

Slow-moving traffic is expected from Autocity Juru to Prai, as well as from Seberang Jaya to Sungai Dua.

Tips and tricks to make the journey home smoother

Since it’s the first time in two years for families to be able to celebrate Hari Raya, everyone is expecting the jam to be really bad this entire holiday week.

Fortunately, Malaysians have some perks to make the journey home a little bit smoother.

For one, road users in all vehicle classes will not need to pay tolls on 30 highways nationwide between 30 April to 1 May and 7 May to 8 May.

READ MORE: Free & Discount Toll Rates On 30 Highways This Hari Raya

Additionally, JKR has provided suggestions of alternative routes in hopes to relieve the traffic on the main roads.

READ MORE: Hate Sitting In Traffic? Check Out These Alternative Routes When You Balik Kampung For Raya

As always, it’s always recommended to travel earlier or during off-peak hours such as early in the morning to beat the traffic.

Last but not least, remember to rest well, travel safely and have a great Hari Raya.

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