The federal government might want to pay RM994.43 million in compensation to freeway toll concessionaires for 2019, in line with reviews by The Star and NST. That is because of the authorities’s resolution to freeze toll hikes and abolish bike tolls on sure highways.
Finance minister Lim Guan Eng acknowledged that out of the entire sum, RM972.75 million will probably be paid to the related freeway toll concessionaries working 21 highways, all of that are eligible for a rise in 2019. Among the many highways that can have their toll hikes frozen embody the Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS), Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) and the Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP), amongst others.
Lim additionally famous the quantity is an addition to the toll freeze hike on inter-city highways introduced in the course of the tabling of Price range 2019, an train that will value the federal government round RM700 million.
In the meantime, the abolishment of toll assortment for bikes on each Penang bridges in addition to the Second Hyperlink to Singapore from January 1, will value roughly RM20 million. As for the remaining RM1.68 million, it will likely be allotted to freeze toll hikes on eight separate highways subsequent yr.
“The great toll hike freeze is an ongoing effort by the Pakatan Harapan-led federal authorities to alleviate the burden of rising dwelling prices borne by all Malaysians,” Lim stated in a press release.
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