KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — Motorists can expect to pay between 20 sen and RM3 more in tolls at nearly all highways in the Klang Valley starting Thursday, according to news reports today.
Toll rates at the Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK) for private cars will go up to RM1.80, while those at the Duta-Ulu Kelang Highway (DUKE) will go up by 50 sen to RM2.50 and the new toll rate for the Maju Expressway (MEX) at the Putrajaya toll plaza will be RM3.50.
The hikes at the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway will be by 50 sen and RM1 at the Bentong and Gombak exits respectively and will cause new toll rates to go up to RM3.50 and RM6.
State news agency Bernama reported that the toll rate at SMART Tunnel will go up by RM1 to RM3.
Meanwhile, highway operator Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (Prolintas) was quoted saying in Malay daily Berita Harian that it will be also raise rates at three of its highways on the same day.
Prolintas operates the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH), Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE) and Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway (LKSA).
Berita Harian also reported that toll rates at the Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Highway (LATAR) for cars will be increased to RM2.50 at several toll plazas.
In August, it was reported that the Cabinet was reviewing proposed toll hikes of between 20 sen and RM1 for 16 highways.
Last November, the government decided to postpone raising the toll rates for 20 highways in the country that were due for increments this year.
Following that, the concession companies were compensated RM558.69 million.
*An earlier version of this story contained an error which has since been corrected.