Toll hike postponed, govt to pay out RM2.25bil


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PETALING JAYA: The toll hike for three major highways, which was supposed to take effect on Jan 1, has been postponed to 2022, says Fadillah Yusof.

The Works Minister said the postponement will cost the government RM2.25bil.

"The Kesas Highway, South Klang Valley Expressway and Lebuhraya Pantai Timur 2 (LPT2) are among the highways which would see their hike in toll rates postponed.

“Other highways that will also see their hike in toll rates postponed are North-South Highway, Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE), Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP) and KL-Putrajaya Highway (MEX), ” he said in a statement on Friday (April 30).

He said the decision was made on Wednesday (April 28) to ease the burden of the people due to the rise in the cost of living.

He also said that the government has agreed to the restructuring of toll rates to be finalised before 2023.

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