Increased Toll Rates For Major Highways Start Thursday, October 15thAuto News
Starting from Thursday, October 15th, toll rates along the Kajang Traffic Dispersal Ring Road (Kajang-SILK Highway), Maju Expressway (MEX), Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway (KLK), KL- Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR) Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE), Sungai Besi Highway, New Pantai Expressway (NPE), and the SMART tunnel will face increases, The Star reports.
Sistem Lingkaran-Lebuhraya Kajang Sdn Bhd said earlier today that their newly revised toll rates for passenger cars will be raised to RM1.80. With the exclusion of buses, for vehicles with two axles and five or six wheels, the rate will be RM3.60.
On the toll rate increase, SILK Holdings said: “The implementation of the new toll rate structure,is expected to contribute positively to the revenue from toll collection for SILK Highway, although this is expected to be off-set by a reduction in revenue from toll compensation payable to SILK Highway,
“All in all, the implementation of the new toll rate structure is expected to have a positive impact on group revenue in the medium to longer term.”
For the DUKE, Thursday’s price increase will see cars having to pay RM2.50 for access to the highway, regardless of their ingress at the Ayer Panas, Sentul Pasar or Kampung Batu toll plazas.
Concessionaires Konsortium Lebuhraya Utara-Timur, under Ekovest Bhd, said the increase was in accordance to the agreement signed with government on August 12th, 2004, which applied to all classes of vehicles except buses.
MEX's toll rates will be increased for cars to RM2.00 at the Salak South toll plaza and RM3.50 at the Putrajaya toll plaza.
As for motorists travelling along the KLK, the rate has been increased to RM6.00 at the Gombak toll plaza and RM3.50 at the Bentong toll plaza.
Meanwhile, motorists driving along Latar will have to pay an increased rate of RM2.50 at the Ijok, Kuang Timur, Kuang Barat, Templer toll plazas and RM1.30 for the Kudang Timur and Kudang Barat plazas.
Concerning the Sungai Besi Highway, Besraya (M) Sdn Bhd announced the new toll rates as RM2.00 for Class 1 vehicles such as passenger cars, RM4.00 for Class 2 vehicles, RM2.00 for Class 4, and RM1.30 for Class 5.
For the NPE, however, the new toll rates for Plaza Tol Pantai Dalam and Plaza Tol PJS5 for Class 1 (passenger cars) would be RM2.30, RM4.60 for Class 2, RM6.90 for Class 3, RM1.20 for Class 4 and lastly RM1.60 for Class 5.
Finally, users of the SMART tunnel will face a new toll rate of RM3.00.