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Ready for the rush

Postby admin » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:53 am

PETALING JAYA: Authorities are bracing for the balik kampung exodus starting today ahead of Hari Raya next week.

Millions of motorists are expected to criss-cross the country when the one-week semester break starts tomorrow in most states.

Thousands of police and Road Transport Department (RTD) personnel have been deployed at various locations along the country’s highways and trunk roads to ensure the safety of motorists as the 22nd Ops Sikap kicks off.

During this festive period, RTD personnel will go undercover to nab express bus drivers flouting safety rules. In some states, bus tickets for all destinations have reportedly been sold out.

Other developments are:

> School closed early for students in Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu which observe their week­end on Friday and Saturday.

> Major toll concessionaires have announced discounts of up to 20% for travel during this period.

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