PUTRAJAYA – Highway toll collection will continue even if concessionaire PLUS Malaysia Sdn Bhd is taken over by any other entity, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
He said the government is still considering an offer from Maju Holdings Sdn Bhd to take over PLUS.
“We are looking into the proposal. They (Maju Holdings) propose that there has to be toll collection, without which they are unable to make the purchase as they will not get the returns.
“Their proposal includes a lowering of the toll rate. They want to do various other things, repair the roads … we are looking into the matter,” he told reporters after a meeting with senior civil servants here.
Dr Mahathir said that if the government wants to eliminate highway toll, it has to come up with a lot of money to take over the road concessionaires.