|March 3rd, 2012, 05:09 PM||#63|
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Cheras-Kajang Highway toll charges reduce 50%
Posted on March 2, 2012, Friday
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.
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.
Najib explained that it was not easy arriving at a decision on building the school, as it was difficult to find a suitable site, and because of this, the government had to agree to have it built on land valued at RM20 million.
“If the opposition wants to make noise, they should provide an alternative site as they control land approval here. And they claimed they were championing for the people here,” he said to loud claps from the audience.
Najib stressed that education matters should not be taken lightly or politicised, and the fact was, that ways had to be found to meet the people’s educational needs, which the BN government had shown today.
“If there are certain weaknesses, we are willing to listen to the voice of the people, I am not afraid and I say if there are weaknesses, God willing we will correct them but do not deny the huge contributions made by the BN government all this while,” he added. — BERNAMA
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