Government to discuss toll revision with PLUS, says Shaziman
KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — The government will hold discussions with new stakeholders of Plus Expressways Bhd (PLUS) to find ways to reduce or abolish toll charges along some parts of the highway.
Works Minister Datuk Seri Shaziman Mansor said the government would hold discussions with UEM Group and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for that purpose.
He said the people’s request to reduce or abolish toll charges in certain areas was made following completion of the restructuring exercise.
“The government is studying whether to reduce the rates or abolish toll in some parts of PLUS highway,” he told pressmen after visiting Kompleks Kerja Raya 2 project site here today.
Apart from the people’s interest, it would depend on other factors such as the compensation to be paid by the government and the interests of PLUS stakeholders.
“Since compensation to be paid by the government will come from the people’s pockets, we must ensure that it will benefit the people in general and not just a select few,” he added.
Kompleks Kerja Raya 2 costing RM309 million will become the new Public Works Department (PWD) headquarters when completed in June next year.
The 37-storey building will be the government’s first high-rise building to achieve platinum status under the Green Building Index. — Bernama