KUALA LUMPUR: The Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway, partially opened to traffic on Jan 9, will begin toll collection at 12.01am on Monday.
In a statement Saturday, Kuala Lumpur North-East Expressway Consortium said toll would be collected at the exits along the Duta Interchange route from New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) to Jalan Kuching, Jalan Semarak, Jalan Setiawangsa, Jalan Ulu Kelang to Middle Ring Road II, Karak Interchange and Batu Caves.
The rate for car is RM2, while its RM3 for double-axle lorries. For three-axle lorries, taxis and buses, the rates are RM4, RM1 and 70 sen, respectively.
Other sections of the expressway are scheduled to open in April.
Meanwhile, about 50 people in Petaling Jaya Selatan staged a peaceful rally at the New Pantai Expressway's (NPE) PJS2 toll plaza near Kampung Medan, demanding the NPE toll be abolished as it was burdening the people, especially nearby residents.
Acting Petaling Jaya Selatan Umno chief Raja Datuk Hanipuddin Raja Datuk Nong Chik said the residents had to spend an average of RM500 monthly on the toll.
"They have to pay RM1.60, even though their houses are located just 200m from the toll plaza. The toll charge is probably the highest in the Klang Valley," he told reporters on Saturday.
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