September 29, 2023

Reductions in toll charges for the Besraya and LEKAS expressways will take impact from 12:01am, January 1, 2023, public works minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi has introduced, in response to Bernama.

The discount is by as a lot as 15 sen for Class 1 automobiles passing by means of the Loke Yew and Mines toll plazas (North and South) on the Besraya expressway, the report wrote. In the meantime, the toll fee for Class 1 automobiles on the LEKAS expressway has been lowered from 0.1811 sen per km to 0.1666 sen per km for the closed toll system, whereas the toll fee on the open toll system for the Ampangan toll plaza stays unchanged.

Which means that the brand new toll charges efficient from midnight tonight shall be RM1.85 for Class 1 automobiles at any Besraya expressway toll plaza, whereas motorists utilizing the LEKAS expressway shall be charged RM7.80 in every route.

The present toll charges are RM2.00 for Class 1 automobiles in every route on the Besraya expressway, and RM8.30 for Class 1 automobiles all through the LEKAS expressway.

Decreased toll charges, efficient 12:01am Jan 1, 2023; click on to enlarge

“Via the restructuring [of toll rates] for these two highways, the federal government is ready to save an estimated RM1.978 billion in compensation allocation in the course of the concession interval, and the allocation will be channelled to satisfy different fundamental wants of Malaysians,” Nanta mentioned.

This discount in toll fee was made following discussions and the settlement of the concession firm for the 2 highways, IJM Company, that’s in step with the cupboard’s resolution that was made on December 21. “Additionally it is a part of the reorganisation of the construction and toll charges for the 2 highways concerned,” the general public works minister mentioned in an announcement.

Discount in toll charges for the Besraya and LEKAS expressways, as a part of reductions for six highways in whole had been introduced in October on the official opening of the Damansara-Shah Alam Elevated Expressway (DASH), as introduced by then-prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.