Cheras-Kajang 50% Toll Cut : Highway Charges Are Halved
Remember I saw this banner at Cheras Pasar Malam last year and tweeted and posted in facebook about it. Today the toll is cut by 50% is it a General Election campaign??
“蕉赖人的痛苦，我们不要收费站。Penderitan Warga Cheras, Kami Tak Nak Toll. No Toll Pls!”
Today, RM1 charge for the 9th Mile toll plaza towards Kuala Lumpur and the 90 sen charge at the 11th Mile plaza towards Kajang along the Grand Saga Highway had been abolished. So you will save RM1.90 which can only buy you a Roti Canai + Air Suam?
Thousands celebrate as Cheras-Kajang highway charges are halved
KUALA LUMPUR: Hundreds of thousands of motorists plying the Cheras-Kajang Highway have cause to celebrate with the announcement that their daily toll charges will be cut by half.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the RM1 charge for the 9th Mile toll plaza towards Kuala Lumpur and the 90 sen charge at the 11th Mile plaza towards Kajang along the Grand Saga Highway had been abolished.
His announcement was met with thunderous applause by thousands gathered at the ground-breaking ceremony of the proposed SRJK Cina Bandar Sungai Long yesterday. The abolition took effect from midnight.
“The Government has succeeded in reducing the burden of road users by 50%, with the cutting of the usual RM3.80 toll charges to RM1.90 for both ways,” Najib said, adding that the efforts in reducing toll charges had long been championed by Umno, MCA and other Barisan Nasional members.
Cheaper drive: Residents celebrating in front of the Batu 9 toll plaza at midnight this morning following the reduction of toll charges at the Cheras-Kajang Highway.
Barisan, added Najib, had been championing the cause since 2009, which was brought up again last year by Barisan’s Hulu Langat parliamentary constituency coordinator Datuk Johan Abdul Aziz during a breaking of fast event in Sungai Long.
“In his speech, he (Johan) talked about the 9th mile and 11th mile toll,” said Najib, adding that meetings were subsequently held with both the Works Ministry and its minister to look into ways to reduce the burden of highway users.
Over the past decade, two tolls in Cheras have been abolished, the first of which was the Jalan Cheras toll plaza.
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 also pleasantly surprised when they no longer had to pay 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.
Najib also said the 2.4ha piece of land for the SRJK (C) had initially been set aside for a national school but this was handed over to the Chinese school as it was difficult to find another piece of land in the area.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin, who is also the Education Minister, then decided to set aside this land for the Chinese school, he said.
Chiding those quarters who only “made noise” but did not grant the school the land it needed, Najib described their antics as merely “sandiwara” (drama).
“There’s no need to play politics as education should not be made a political tool to be toyed with,” said Najib, who also handed over a RM4.5mil cheque to the school board for the construction of the building.
Source : TheStar
Toll cut for Kajang, Cheras motorists
KAJANG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today announced the abolition of the RM1 toll at the Batu 9 Toll Plaza heading to Kuala Lumpur and the 90 sen toll at the Batu 11 Toll Plaza heading to Kajang on the Cheras-Kajang (Grand Saga) Highway effective midnight tonight.
Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak is welcomed by the people as he arrives for the ground breaking of Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina at Bandar Sungai Long Kajang. NSTP/Nashairi Mohd Nawi
Najib said the decision by the government would help reduce the burden of frequent users of the highway by 50 per cent, a reduction in toll charges from RM3.80 to RM1.90 for both directions.
“This has been championed for by the Barisan Nasional (BN) government since 2009 and today the government has made it a reality,” he said after performing the groundbreaking ceremony for the Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan (SRJK) Cina Bandar Sungai Long project here.
At the function, the prime minister also handed over a cheque for RM4.5 million to assist in defraying the cost of building the school.
The school which will be built on a 2.4 hectare site will have 36 classrooms and be able to accommodate 1,500 pupils.
The prime minister said the step was taken because of the government’s concern for the welfare of the people and furthermore, it had on Aug 21 2011 asked the Public Works Department (JKR) to re-assess the toll rates for the highway to reduce the burden of its users.
He said now it had been proven that the BN government was not one that made empty promises, and this included the school project which was raised when he visited Hulu Langat last year.
Originally it was meant to be a national school but there was a more pressing need for a national-type Chinese to be built as most of the people living in the area were from the Chinese community, he said.
“I hope the opposition will not try to claim credit for this.
“What the people want is to see the school a reality and not protest banners. It might have been slightly delayed but better late than never,” he said. — Bernama
Source : NST
Toll reduction for Cheras-Kajang highway
KAJANG (March 1, 2012): It’s good news for motorists using the Cheras-Kajang highway – starting midnight today, the RM1 Batu 9 toll for those headed to Kuala Lumpur and the 90 sen Batu 11 toll heading to Kajang have been abolished.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, who made the announcement today, said this is a 50% reduction of toll charges for the highway users as they would only have to pay RM1.90 for a return trip.
“This will benefit the 120,000 highway users,” said Najib at the ground-breaking ceremony of the SJK(C) Bandar Sungai Long.
Prior to this, motorists had to pay RM3.80 in total per return trip for the 11.5km journey which charged RM1 at the first toll in the 9th mile, and RM0.90 at the second toll in the 11th mile (toll is collected from both sides).
Najib last year reportedly said the government was looking into the possibility of abolishing the toll at the 11th mile of the Cheras-Kajang highway.
He had said an in-depth study would have to be conducted before the government could meet the request.
Najib also announced an allocation of RM4.5 million to the SJK(C) Bandar Sungai Long’s management board to construct 36 classrooms.
He added that once completed, the school will accommodate 1,500 students.
“This 5.9 acres of land for the SJK(C) was initially allocated for a national school but seeing how difficult it is to secure a land here in Sungai Long, the Education Minister (and Deputy Prime Minister) Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin decided to convert this land as a national-type Chinese school,” said Najib to a crowd of some 10,000 local residents here in Sungai Long.
He added that the 5.9 acres is valued at RM20 million.
Najib, who is also the Selangor BN chairman, warned the opposition not to claim to be the champions of the local issues here.
“People know that education matters should not be made into a political issue,” said Najib.
Meanwhile Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong told reporters that the plan for the school is in the process of being submitted by the school board to the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKJ).
“Once approved, then the school is expected to be completed in eight months.
“We hope the MPKJ will not delay the approval of the plan,” said Wee.
Source : TheSunDaily
Hmm what happened? How could she be so sad and keep on throwing things and crying?? Everyone supposed to be treated as how you want to be treated. So please do treat your loved one as how you want to be treated as well. Talk and communicate is the key.