On October 15, a total of 18 highways experienced a toll hike, where Class 1 passenger vehicles were required to pay between RM0.20 to RM2.30 more.

None of the highways listed in our roundup included those operated by PLUS Malaysia Bhd, which stated that toll rates on all its highways will not be altered further, as it has been since 2005.

However, that could all change come 2016 when four out of its five highway concessions is scheduled for an increase in toll rates by 5%. The Star reports that the Government will determine if this toll hike will come into fruition.

Following the expected toll hike in 2016, PLUS will then review its toll rates every three years. According to the concession agreement, the Penang Bridge will be excluded for such a review for the entire duration of the concession.

The highway concessions which are operated by PLUS include the North-South Expressway (NSE), New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Federal Highway, Seremban Port-Dickson Highway, Elite Highway, Malaysia-Singapore Second Link (MSSL), Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE) and the Penang Bridge.