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The news of impending toll hikes, reportedly as much as 30%, has not reached major highway concessionaires. Litrak (operators of the LDP and Sprint), Evokest Bhd (DUKE), Besraya, Plus Malaysia and Anih Bhd (ECE) have all claimed that no official instruction regarding toll increases has been sent out.

The highway concessionaires commented that word of an impending toll hike would usually come from the Public Works Department (JKR) and the Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) first. As of yet, no such announcement has been made, according to Bernama.

This doesn’t mean that a toll hike is not happening, however. Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof told the news agency that “an official statement would be issued soon.”

The ministry, according to media reports today, has apparently tabled a proposal for an increase in toll charges for Cabinet approval. It’s reported that several tolls in the Klang Valley, the Kulim-Butterworth Expressway and the East Coast Highway 1 may see hikes of between 20 sen and RM1 from August 2015 if the table gets approved.

Late last year, it was reported that the government would be expected to pay RM558.69 million in compensation to highway concessionaires, if it decides to postpone previously planned toll hikes for 20 highways. We’ll know more soon.