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Peak hours levy: KL flirts with congestion fees

19 Dec 2006
Minderjeet Kaur

KUALA LUMPUR: Motorists used to stewing in the capital’s worsening traffic jams can look forward to an easier ride but it may come at a price.

On his first day at work, Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Ab Hakim Borhan said the time for road or congestion charges — much discussed and long in the pipeline — has finally arrived with the city’s improved public transportation.

Vehicles entering the city centre during peak hours will have to pay a levy. But the new Datuk Bandar’s proposal differs from the restricted zones of Singapore and London, where congestion charging has dramatically freed up traffic and reduced pollution.
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