KUALA LUMPUR: – The toll fares will be lower starting 20th October 2022 for six major highways in the Klang Valley namely the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (Akleh), Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE), Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway (LKSA), and Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK).
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob when announcing the discount rate of the tolls said, the other two includes the Kajang-Seremban Highway (Lekas) and Besraya Highway that will lower the toll fares from 1st January 2023.
“The decision to reduce the toll fares for the first four highways was made on 18th May 2022 in the Cabinet meeting while the other two on 1st June 2022 before the dissolution of the Parliament on 10th October 2022.
“On March 2022, the government had also agreed to widen the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway (KLK) from the Gombak toll plaza to the Bentong toll plaza by adding a new lane in the attempt to reduce traffic problems,” Ismail said when launching the new Damansara-Shah Alam Elevated Expressway (DASH) here on 13th Oct. 2022.
Meanwhile, in order to reduce congestion and accommodate high traffic, Ismail said, a new tunnelled road will be built in Genting Sempah.
“To manage the areas frequently hit by the floods, the flood mitigation work will be carried out in the East Coast Expressway Phase 1,” he said.
According to the Prime Minister, these improvement works took the restructuring of toll rates into account, with supplementary concession agreements being finalised.
Ismail stressed that through this latest restructuring, the government has saved approximately RM8.8 billion in compensation that should have been paid to the concessionaires involved.
He added, highway users can enjoy lower toll fares to ease the cost of living,” Ismail said. –Malaysia World News