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PLUS Malaysia Bhd collected an average of RM378,486 at the Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau toll plazas daily, as The Star understands. Of the total figure mentioned, RM228,650 stems from the Batu Tiga toll plaza while the remaining RM149,836, from Sungai Rasau, said deputy works minister, Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin, to the Dewan Rakyat.

This was in response to a question posed by Khalid Abdul Samad (PAS-Shah Alam) on the breakdown of revenue collected at the aforementioned plazas. “This is a daily collection. In fact, the Batu Tiga toll rate has been restructured several times. It is aimed at ensuring lower toll rates,” said Rosnah.

The amount collected was used to maintain the 823-kilometre network of tarmac under the concessionaire. “Not all are making a lot of money and must be seen in a larger picture,” she added. Rosnah also commented that motorists were paying RM1.10 instead of RM2.40 at the Batu Tiga plaza.

“The government is concerned over the rising cost of living and has restructured toll fees over the years – in 1999, 2002 and 2011. Based on the 2011 restructuring agreement , all agreements with PLUS Malaysia Bhd have been standardised until 31 Dec 2038,” she added.

A total of 155,662 vehicles pass through the Batu Tiga plaza on a daily basis, with the Sungai Rasau plaza chalking up a figure of 110,978 vehicles. All in all, up to 266,640 vehicles are recorded to pass through both the aforementioned plazas.