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The KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway (Latar) is now open
2 August 2011 - The KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway (Latar) is now open and will be toll-free until Aug 31. Motorists will be charged RM2 per toll once the free trial period ends on August 31. Minister of Works, Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor said the concessionaire had agreed to extend the toll-free period beyond the normal one-month trial period.
"The highway, which is 33km long, will reduce travel time from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Selangor by almost an hour as it will only take about 30 to 40 minutes now compared to the one-and-a-half hours on the old road," he said after launching the highway at the Taman Rimba Templer toll plaza here.
The highway, which opened Thursday, will also give motorists access to the North South Expressway (Plus), the Guthrie Corridor and the soon-to-built West Coast Highway which connects to Perak.
“For those with families and relatives in the communities served by LATAR Expressway, we would like to encourage them to plan their holiday travels, try out the expressway and appreciate the benefits of convenience, fuel efficiency and time savings,” said KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway Berhad Chief Executive Officer Amran Amir.
“To add to the spirit of Ramadan, we are also giving out dates and mineral water for motorists traveling along LATAR during the month between the hours of 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm daily,” added Amran.
LATAR serves areas such as Kuala Selangor, Assam Jawa, Ijok, Bestari Jaya (formerly called Batang Berjuntai), Kota Puteri, Puncak Alam, Shah Alam, Bukit Jelutong, Sungai Buloh, Kundang (why no exit ramp from KL?), Rawang and Selayang, according to the concessionaire. It’s an alternative to Federal Road 54, and the official claim is that one can get from the KL entry point to Kuala Selangor in just 18 minutes.