Congestion charges ‘good for Penang’

Looi Sue-Chern

Penang is looking at a number of options to solve traffic congestion, such as on Penang Bridge. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 13, 2019.

PUTRAJAYA’S plan of introducing peak-hour congestion charges in Kuala Lumpur in place of tolls should be emulated by Penang although there are no tolls to replace on the island’s traffic-congested roads, said civil society groups.

They said it is good to have people pay if they choose to drive during peak hours as this will reduce the number of cars on the roads.

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  • We should replace the road tax with a "pay to use" system. Motorists, like all consumers, will think just that bit more if they have to pay each klickometre, or for each "tick of the tock", even if the typical cost adds up to roughly the same as their present road tax cost.

    Posted 1 year ago by Mr Anderson