Zahid: 50pc toll cut if BN wins Terengganu

The state’s caretaker mentri besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman made the announcement during a 20-point manifesto unveiled by the coalition’s acting deputy president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in the state yesterday. — Picture by Choo Choy May
The state’s caretaker mentri besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman made the announcement during a 20-point manifesto unveiled by the coalition’s acting deputy president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in the state yesterday. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — The Terengganu Barisan Nasional (BN) has pledged to reduce toll rates at the second phase of the East Coast Expressway (LPT2) if it wins the general election.

The state’s caretaker mentri besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman made the announcement during a 20-point manifesto unveiled by the coalition’s acting deputy president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in the state yesterday, The Star reported.

“BN would reduce the toll rates of LPT2 up to 50 per cent in stages,” Ahmad Razif was quoted as saying.

At present, it costs RM43.30 for a Class 1 vehicle to travel from Karak, Pahang to Kuala Terengganu via LPT2.

Ahmad Razif added that the manifesto also includes building the third phase of the East Coast Expressway from Kuala Terengganu to Kelantan.

During the launch, Zahid also reportedly announced allocation of RM150 million for the construction of the Kuala Berang police headquarters, RM4 million to build a new mosque in Kampung Pasir Dula and RM250,000 for the Kampung Teris Community Centre.

The Terengganu BN manifesto was announced during the launch of the Kuala Berang Barisan election machinery.

The daily reported Zahid hinting that Ahmad Razif might remain mentri besar with the consent of the Terengganu sultan and if BN retained the state in GE14.