Let’s start with the good news. The toll rate hike that will take into effect this Thursday (15 October 2015) doesn’t involve all highways, but selected major highways within the Klang Valley. Talks of increasing toll rates have been ongoing for several months, but the latest development to come out of it confirms a hike of between 20 sen to RM3.

Now for the bad news. Highways involved in this hike are the Kajang SILK, DUKE, MEX, Karak, Latar, SMART Tunnel, NPE, Besraya Highway, Lekas, Guthrie Corridor Expressway, LKSA and Akleh. We’ve compiled a table for the new rates for Class 1 vehicles:

Highway/Toll

New rates beginning 15 October 2015

Kajang Traffic Dispersal Ring Road (SILK Highway)

RM1.80

Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE) @ Ayer Panas, Sentul Pasar & Kampung Batu

RM2.50

Maju Expresway (MEX) @ Salak South & Putrajaya

RM3.50

KL-Karak Highway @ Gombak & Bentong RM6.00 @ Gombak

RM3.50 @ Bentong

KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway (Latar) RM2.50 @ Ijok, Kuang Timur, Kuang Barat & Templer Plaza

RM1.30 @ Kundang Timur & Kundang Barat

SMART Tunnel

RM3.00

Akleh

RM2.50

New Pantai Expressway (NPE) RM2.30 @ Pantai Dalam;

RM1.00 @ PJS2 Plaza

Besraya RM2.00 @ Mines south and north plazas
Lebuhraya Kajang Seremban (Lekas) RM1.30 @ Semenyih,

RM3.40 @ Pajam,

RM4.80 @ Mantin

RM6.00 @ Sentul

Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE)

RM1.90

Kemuning Shah Alam Expressway (LKSA) RM1.70 @ Sri Muda

RM0.90 @ Alam Impian

The Edge Markets reported that shares in SILK Holdings Bhd have soared to a seven-month high today, jumping as much as 8 sen or 16.67 percent following the announcement of its toll hike rate. “Some 1.97 million shares were traded between 48 sen and 56 sen. At its current price, its market value stands at RM340.24 million,” reads the report.

Picture credits to Wikipedia


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