JOHOR BARU - It’s happy faces all around at the four toll plazas across the country where toll was abolished at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day.
In the city, where it is now free to travel along the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL), businessman S. Veeran hopes to set aside over RM3,000 in savings from not having to pay toll.
The 31-year-old, who travels via the EDL to Singapore, used to spend about RM13.80 daily.
“I have been paying a lot since travelling to Singapore almost two years ago.
Hoping that Singapore would also reduce the charges on its side as well, company executive Ariffin Ahmad said at present, motorists paid about S$12.90 (RM38.70) for a trip in and out.
“All this will be huge savings for us,” he said, adding that he would use the money saved for his household expenses.
Toll for the EDL, along with that for the Sungai Rasau and the Batu Tiga toll plazas in Selangor and Bukit Kayu Hitam in Kedah, was abolished on Jan 1 as announced in Budget 2018.
The Works Ministry said motorists at three toll plazas – Sungai Rasau, Batu Tiga and Bukit Kayu Hitam – were given toll-free access 20 years earlier than the period stipulated in the North-South Expressway