Toll rate hike deferment: Gov to pay operators RM 2 bil in compensation

Jerrica · May 4, 2021 03:36 PM

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Last week, the government announced that they have decided to postpone plans to increase toll rates on 3 highways. Now, postponement plans have extended to 20 highways and 2 bridges. The Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) estimates this postponement is expected to cost the government over RM 2 billion.

In a statement issued by MHA, the institution said that the government will have to pay RM 2.093 bil worth of compensation to highway operators due to the postponed hikes in toll charges this year.

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Just the deferment on the Kesas Highway, South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE), and East Coast Expressway Phase 2 (LPT2) alone, which was announced last week, would cost the government RM 160.1 mil.

Below are the key highways that will maintain toll rates as-is for 2021 for all vehicle classes:

  • North-South Expressway (PLUS)
  • Malaysia-Singapore Second-Link
  • North-South Central Link
  • Cheras-Kajang Highway (Grandsaga)
  • Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway
  • East Coast Expressway 1 (LPT1)
  • Sungai Besi Expressway (Besraya)
  • Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP)
  • Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway (LKSA)
  • Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE)
  • Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK)
  • KL-Putrajaya Expressway (MEX)
  • Kajang-Seremban Highway (LEKAS)
  • Senai-Desaru Expressway
  • Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR)
  • Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge (JSAHMS)
  • Seremban-Port Dickson Highway

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Also read: Gov postpones toll rate hike plans to 2022 for 3 highways

For the highways listed below, MHA has only confirmed that toll rates for private vehicles and buses will remain unchanged:

  • Ampang-KL Elevated Highway (AKLEH)
  • Penang Bridge
  • New Pantai Expressway (NPE)
  • Sprint – Pantai Toll

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