KAJANG: The two toll plazas in Cheras that ceased operations in March will be demolished in three months and the lanes closed for removal works be reopened for vehicles.
Highway concessionaire Grand Saga Sdn Bhd senior general manager, A. Rajasolan, said there would soon be more lanes at the Batu 9 Kuala Lumpur-bound and Batu 11 Kajang-bound toll plazas along the Grand Saga Highway.
He said they would conform to the Malaysian Highway Authority's standards.
"There isn't much difference in the volume of traffic on the road now," he said a road-safety briefing programme at SMK Bandar Damai Perdana here.
The RM1 charge for the Batu 9 toll plaza towards Kuala Lumpur and the 90 sen charge at the Batu 11 plazas along the Grand Saga Highway was abolished in March.
Road-users' costs were also halved with the cutting of the usual RM3.80 toll charges to RM1.90 for both ways.
Over the past decade, two toll plazas in Cheras have been abolished, the first of which was the one at Jalan Cheras. Motorists paid 50 sen each time they used it on their way to Cheras from Kuala Lumpur and vice-versa before the toll plaza was closed in September 2003.
Last May, drivers were pleasantly surprised when they no longer had to pay the 50 sen to pass through the East-West Link Expressway, which connects Cheras to Petaling Jaya.
The collection was abolished seven years before the concession period for the expressway was due to end on May 31, 2018.