Friday, January 2, 2009

PLUS made big bucks from Seremban folks!


Do you know how much we (the Seremban folks) paid PLUS every year? The answer is almost RM100 million per annum! I have raised up a written question in Parliament and the answer i got was shocking. Just refer to the table below and analyze it.

The statistics below are for the 3 toll plaza within Seremban town from January to October 2008:

Plaza Tol

Jumlah Kenderaan masuk (juta)

Jumlah Kenderaan

Keluar (juta)

Jumlah Kutipan Tol (RM juta)

Seremban

6.38

5.79

30.52

PD (Utara)

2.11

2.02

6.75

PD (Selatan)

2.08

2.29

14.08

Senawang

6.10

6.43

30.94

Jumlah

16.67

16.53

82.29

In 10 months, PLUS collected over RM80 million. In average, they collected RM8 million every month! This figures did not include the collection for November and December which are peak periods for the highway. I bet they easily collected more than RM100 million in 2008 just from the 3 toll plaza within Seremban namely Seremban, PD and Senawang.

Well, aren't the 10% discount given by PLUS for midnight travellers are just peanuts? What "corporate social responsibility" they are talking about?

In our demonstration in Senawang yestersday, we have made 2 requests. Firstly, the 3 toll plaza within Seremban should be dismantled and make Seremban a toll-free city just like what is being practiced in Ipoh, Penang and JB. It means that if one take the PLUS highway from Seremban to Senawang, he/she needs not pay any toll.

Secondly, the KL-Seremban portion of the North South Highway should be made toll-free as well! This part of the highway was the first to be built and first to collect toll. They have collected more than 30 years and have made whatever returns they want to make. Is time for PLUS to practice "Corporate Social Responsibility" to the rakyat!

Seremban folks, do you agree with the 2 requests? .


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Plus should have more than recovered their investment and cost. They should give the highway back to the federal government.

I am sure that the high way can be maintained at RM2 per usage..

Regards
Lee Wee Tak

P130 voter said...

No more Mr Good Guys... PLus being a public entity should open their books for public scrutiny.

P130 voter

P130 voter said...

Dear YB Anthony Loke,

Did you manage to read the newly declassified toll agreement?

What is your comment YB?

P130 voter

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