It will be 60 sen cheaper in two years’ time.
Surprisingly, the good news was announced not by a cabinet minister or anyone associated with Barisan Nasional, but by Seremban MP John Fernandez of DAP.
Fernandez told FMT today that he received the information from Deputy Works Minister Yong Khoon Seng in a written reply to a question he raised in Parliament last June.
Currently, motorists pay RM7.20 for using the expressway between the two cities. But by June 2014, the trip will be shorter by four kilometers with the completion of a new toll plaza that connects to Jalan Labu here.
However, according to Fernandez, PLUS will go on maintaining the current Seremban toll plaza for motorists who prefer to exit or gain access to the expressway at the current point. There is no indication of a toll reduction for those who choose to do so.
Apparently, the new plaza is being constructed in order to reduce traffic congestion.
“Congestion at the current Seremban plaza is very common during peak hours, weekends, school holidays and festive seasons,” Fernandez said.
“The traffic jam stretches for a few kilometres along the expressway, especially affecting south-bound traffic.”