SHAH ALAM — October 15, 2015: The Selangor government has rejected the hike in toll rates for 18 highways in the country, 12 of which are in the Klang Valley, in view of the rising cost of living.
Mentri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali has asked the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) and Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor (KPS) Berhad to meet with KESAS Sdn. Bhd. and Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat Holdings Sdn. Bhd. to register the protest.
“PKNS and KPS each has 30 per cent minority shares in the Kesas highway concessionaire and 20 per cent in Sprint highway.
“Thus, PKNS and KPS have been asked to call a special board meeting of both concessionaires to state the state government’s stand on the increase in toll rates,” he said after chairing a meeting of the Selangor Economic Action Council here today.
The rates of between 10 sen and RM6 are effective from today.
The hike involves the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway, Maju Expressway, Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway, Duta-Ulu Klang Highway, Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel, Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Highway, Sungai Besi Highway, New Pantai Expressway, Kajang Seremban Highway, Damansara-Puchong Expressway, Sprint Highway and the Cheras-Kajang Highway. — Bernama