KUALA TERENGGANU: The state government will appeal to PLUS Malaysia Berhad for lower East Coast Expressway (LPT2) toll rates, says Mentri Besar Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman.
The 184-kilometre highway, which started collecting toll since July 15, is charging users a rate of 12 sen per km.
“Taking into consideration appeals made by the public, the state government will propose to PLUS and the Malaysian Highway Authority to look at the charges until all infrastructure and services are in place,” he said Tuesday.
Ahmad Razif said this would also create a “win-win” situation for both, highway users and PLUS.
The implementation of the toll was announced by the Malaysian Highway Authority on Monday.
The highway will be operated by Lebuhraya Pantai Timur 2, a fully-owned subsidiary of PLUS.
According to the concessionaire, it will cost a motorist RM19.70 in toll for a journey from the Kuala Terengganu toll plaza to the Cheneh toll plaza.