The Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia (LLM) or Malaysian Highway Authority has released a statement that the deferment in toll hikes this year has an estimated compensation value of over RM2.25 billion.
Three highways which are the Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS), South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE), and East Coast Expressway Phase 2 (LPT2) were scheduled to have an increase in toll fares this year as stipulated in the Concession Agreement.
As the increase did not take place, the total compensation for the said three expressways above amount to RM160.1 million.
Among the key highways and expressways that continue to have its toll rates (all vehicle classes) maintained and given compensation are:
- North-South Expressway (PLUS)
- Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong (LDP)
- ELITE Expressway
- Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE)
- Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE)
- Sungai Besi Highway (BESRAYA)
- KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR)
- SMART Tunnel
- KL-Putrajaya Expressway (MEX)
- Cheras-Kajang Highway (GRANDSAGA)
- Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK)
- Kajang-Seremban Highway (LEKAS)
- KL-Karak Highway (KLK)
- East Coast Expressway 1 (LPT1)
- Malaysia-Singapore Second Link (LINKEDUA)
As for these highways listed below, the MHA said that the toll rates for private vehicles and buses are maintained for now:
- Ampang-KL Elevated Highway (AKLEH)
- The Penang Bridge
- SPRINT – Pantai Toll
- New Pantai Expressway (NPE) – PJS2 Toll
MHA said that the government’s step to delay the hike in toll fares are meant to benefit the road users. The highway authority will also play its role to ensure that all highway concessionaires continue to provide the best service quality to preserve customer importance.
“In line with the government’s decision, consumers will continue to enjoy toll payments at a lower rate compared to the toll rates under the concession agreements,” said MHA in the statement.