Rahmah Ghazali | Jul 2, 08 6:00pm
The government has paid RM2.9 billion in compensation to several highway concessionaires for holding back their scheduled increase of toll rates.
Those compensated are the operators of the North-South Expressway (Plus Expressway Bhd or Plus), Damansara-Puchong Highway (Lingkaran Trans Kota Holdings Bhd or Litrak), Klang-Shah Alam Highway (Kesas Sdn Bhd) and KL-Karak Highway (MTD Capital Bhd).
Plus received RM2 billion, Litrak RM630 million, Kesas RM150 million and MTD RM98 million.
Replying Lim Lip Eng (DAP-Segambut), Deputy Works Minister Yok Khoon Seng said the government has not needed to compensate the concessionaires for the Cheras-Kajang Highway, New Pantai Expressway, Silk highway and the KL-Purajaya highway, as there as been no postponement of increase in toll rates.