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KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 31): Toll rates for the Sungai Besi Expressway (Besraya) and the Kajang-Seremban Expressway (Lekas) will be reduced starting at 12.01am on Sunday (Jan 1, 2023), as announced by Public Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi.

He said the reduction in the toll rates was made after discussions and agreement with the concession company of the two highways, IJM Corp Bhd, in line with the decision of the Cabinet on Dec 21.

"It is also part of the reorganisation of the structure and toll rates for the two highways involved," he said in a statement here on Saturday (Dec 31).

According to Nanta, the toll rate reduction is as much as 15 sen for Class 1 vehicles passing through the Loke Yew and Mines toll plazas (north and south) on Besraya.

Meanwhile, the toll rate for Class 1 vehicles for Lekas is reduced from 0.1811 sen/kilometre (km) to 0.1666 sen/km for the closed toll system, while for the open toll system at the Ampangan Toll Plaza, the toll rate remains as it is.

Nanta explained that through the reduction in toll rates starting at midnight, Class 1 vehicles passing through any Besraya toll plaza will pay RM1.85 one way, while motorists using the entire Lekas will pay RM7.80 each way.

The current toll rate is RM2 one-way for Class 1 vehicles passing through any Besraya toll plaza, and RM8.30 one-way for Class 1 vehicles that use the entire Lekas.

"Through restructuring the structure and toll rates for these two highways, the Government is able to save an estimated RM1.978 billion compensation allocation during the concession period, and the allocation can be channelled to meet other basic needs of Malaysians," he said.

Nanta said the proposal is also a caring effort of the Government to assist the people facing the problem of the rising cost of living now.

Besides, he said his ministry is taking continuous steps to reduce the burden on highway users, without neglecting any agreed obligations by ensuring that the interests of all parties, especially highway users, are always protected.

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