Tereng­ganu’s Barisan Nasional (BN) division has pledged to reduce toll rates on the second phase of the East Coast Expressway (LPT2) should it win in the upcoming general election (GE). The announcement was part of Barisan’s 20-point manifesto that was revealed during caretaker deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s one-day visit to the east coast state.

“We will reduce the toll rates on LPT2 up to 50% in stages,” said menteri besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman after the launch of the Kuala Berang Barisan election machinery. Currently, it costs RM43.30 for a Class 1 vehicle to travel from Karak in Pahang to Kuala Terengganu via the LPT2.

The present rates for Class 1 commuters plying the LPT2 is 12 sen per kilometre. This news follows the ruling coalition’s manifesto to remove toll collection in stages within 100 days of governing if it wins the upcoming GE and abolish toll payment for motorcyclists using the Penang Bridge.

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