PETALING JAYA: The Association of Highway Concessionaires Malaysia (PSKLM) has welcomed the government's decision to postpone the increase of toll rates.
Its president Datuk Azman Ismail said they understand the government's decision following the challenges that the country faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
"PSKLM and all the highway concessionaire companies will continue to be committed to help the country weather through the Covid-19 pandemic as well as continue to provide our best services to ensure the safety and comfort of all our highway users.
"PSKLM also urged for the support and cooperation of highway users to drive carefully and to comply with Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) that is set by the National Security Council and the Health Ministry for the safety and well-being of all parties," he said in a statement on Sunday (May 2).
On Friday (April 30), the government announced that the toll hikes on major highways would be postponed to 2022 to ease the burden of the people due to the rising cost of living.
Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof had said that the postponement of the increase of toll rates this year for all related highways and toll plazas would cost the government an estimated RM2.25bil.
Among the highways that would not see a hike in toll prices are the North-South Highway (PLUS), Duta Ulu-Kelang Expressway (DUKE), Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP) and the Maju Expressway (MEX).