KL Cabinet to discuss options to cut toll levies

The plan to lower highway levies is a watered-down version of Pakatan Harapan's original election pledge last year to abolish tolls altogether if it came into power. Further delays in making a decision would mean scheduled toll hikes kicking in and t
The plan to lower highway levies is a watered-down version of Pakatan Harapan's original election pledge last year to abolish tolls altogether if it came into power. Further delays in making a decision would mean scheduled toll hikes kicking in and the Treasury having to pay billions in compensation to the concessionaires to not raise toll rates.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

On the table are 3 main proposals on how best to cut rates at 29 highways nationwide

Malaysia could decide next week between several options to reduce toll charges on the country's highways, a populist measure that should help address voter concerns over living costs.

The Straits Times understands the Cabinet is expected to discuss these options next Wednesday, after initial progress stalled in recent months due to tussles within the Pakatan Harapan administration over how best to cut fares across 29 expressways nationwide.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 22, 2019, with the headline 'KL Cabinet to discuss options to cut toll levies'. Print Edition | Subscribe