Dec 14, 06 4:21pm
The government today announced a whooping increase in toll rates of between 20 to 60 percent along five major highways in the Klang Valley.
Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP) saw its toll rate rise from RM1 to RM1.60, an increase of 60 percent.
As for the Kesas Highway, the rate increased from RM1.50 to RM2.20, a 47-percent hike.
The Cheras-Kajang Highway's Batu 9 toll increased from 70 sen to RM1, while the Cheras-Kajang Batu 11 toll went up to 90 sen from 60 sen - a hike of between 43 and 50 percent.
The Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway's Gombak toll is now at RM5, an increase of RM1, while the highway's Bentong toll will increased by 50 sen to RM3. The hikes along this highway are the lowest, between 20 and 25 percent.
Meanwhile, the Guthrie Corridor Expressway toll rate went up from RM1 to RM1.40 - a 40-percent increase.
The new toll rates were announced by Works Minister S Samy Vellu this afternoon and will be effective on Jan 1 next year.
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