GEORGE TOWN – Highways managed by PLUS Malaysia Bhd implemented an 18% reduction in toll rates from midnight.
According to Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng, the move by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is a step-by-step move towards the goal of abolishing toll.
“this is a gradual step towards the end goal.. But this will definitely take time as we have to wait for the economy to recover.” He added.
The sixth promise in the PH manifesto at the 14th General Election stated that the coalition would review all highway concession agreements and negotiate to obtain the best prices with the final goal of abolishing toll collections.
The toll rate discount of 18 per cent would be given to class 1, 4 and 5 for the North-South Expressway including the new Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), North-South Expressway Central Link (ELITE), Malaysia-Singapore Second link (LINKEDUA), East Coast Highway Phase 2 (LPT 2), Seremban — Port Dickson Highway (SPDH), Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE).