GEORGE TOWN — The choice to abolish Plaza Sungai Nyior toll falls underneath the jurisdiction of the federal authorities since there’s an settlement between the federal government and the freeway concession firm.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (image) mentioned his workplace was ready for the federal authorities’s consideration on the problem of compensation to be paid to Lingkaran Luar Butterworth (LLB) (Penang) Sdn Bhd whether it is abolished.
“That is underneath the jurisdiction of the federal authorities which has an settlement with the concession firm and whether it is cancelled, then the problem of compensation arises as a result of the concession settlement interval has not expired.
“I imagine this matter must be thought-about by the related ministry to see what compensation is required,” he informed a press convention right here at this time.
He added that whether it is cancelled earlier than the concession settlement interval expires, it is going to contain losses on the a part of the concessionaire firm that has invested in constructing the freeway.
He mentioned beforehand the abolition of tolls in some freeway areas had been carried out and it additionally concerned the problem of compensation to the concessionaire firms concerned.
In the meantime, when requested if the cancellation of the Sungai Nyior Plaza toll might be included within the state election manifesto, Chow, who can be the chairman of Pakatan Harapan (PH) Penang, mentioned that the problem of the manifesto has not but been finalised.
”We’re conscious of the problems performed by (opposition events) together with the abolition of tolls,” he mentioned.
Yesterday, the Penang Gerakan urged DAP, which leads the state authorities, to supply a proof for the failure to abolish the Sungai Nyior Plaza toll as promised within the twelfth common election (2008).
The Sungai Nyior Toll Plaza started working in January 2007 and in October 2015, LLB introduced a rise within the toll fee from 50 sen to RM1.60.
The brand new toll fee for sophistication one is RM1.20 in comparison with 70 sen, class two RM2.40 in comparison with RM1.00 and sophistication three RM3.60 in comparison with RM2.00. — BERNAMA