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No toll hikes at least till after 2017, government to compensate RM60 million

 

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It was earlier brought up that four highways – the Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL), Kajang – Seremban Highway (LEKAS), Senai – Desaru Expressway (SDE) and the Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE) will have their toll rates reviewed next year, however, Works Ministers Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof told The Star that there will not be any increases on the four highway mentioned as the government will compensate them RM 59.77 million for the deferment.

 

“The Cabinet on October 12 agreed to postpone any restructuring of toll rates for the year 2016 and 2017. This means that there will be no toll hikes for the four highways this year and next year,” he said.

The Sun  reported that Fadillah told the Dewan Rakyat that the toll adjustments proposed for eight highway concessions for 2016 will also be suspended, which means there will not be any toll increases in 2016 or 2017, however Fadillah did not specify the amount of compensation provided.

Meanwhile, PLUS Malaysia officially stated that there will be no changes in toll rates for the eight highways it operates, which are the North-South Expressway (NSE), the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Federal Highway Route 2 (FRHR2), and the Seremban Port-Dickson Highway (SPDH), North-South Expressway Central Link (NSECL), the Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing (MSSC), Lebuhraya Butterworth-Kulim (BKE), and the Penang Bridge.

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