PETALING JAYA: The Selangor government has instructed two state-owned companies to explain the toll hike on the Kesas and Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong (LDP) highways.
Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali said the two companies – Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) and Kumpulan Perangsang (KPS) – would need to brief the Selangor Economic Action Council (MTES) on Thursday.
"I have ordered PKNS and KPS, who have minor stake in Kesas and LDP, to be present at MTES tomorrow.
"MTES will look into the feedback from PKNS and KPS. The state government has a clear policy against any toll hike that burdens the rakyat," he said in a Facebook posting, Wednesday.
Toll rates along 19 major highways in the country will go up between 20sen and RM4.70 from Thursday.
The highways are the Kajang Traffic Dispersal Ring Road (SILK), Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE), Maju Expressway (MEX), Kuala Lumpur-Karak highway (KLK), KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway (Latar), SMART tunnel, New Pantai Expressway (NPE), Besraya Highway, Lebuhraya Kajang Seremban (Lekas), Guthrie Corridor Expressway (Guthrie), Kemuning Shah Alam Expressway (LKSA), Ampang Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (Akleh), LDP, Sprint, Grand Saga Expressway, South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE), Senai-Desaru Expressway and Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR).
It was reported that the Selangor state government owns 30% of the Kesas highway through PKNS and 20% in SPRINT and the LDP through Kumpulan Perangsang.It is however not known that Kesas would increase their toll rates.
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