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Pua: Gov't should allow ERL fare hike instead of extending concession

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Putrajaya should allow a hike in the Express Rail Link (ERL) fees instead of 'bailing out' the concessionaire with a 30-year extension of its contract, said DAP lawmaker Tony Pua.

In a statement today, the Petaling Jaya Utara MP questioned the rationale behind the contract extension and described it as "ERL's bluff".

"On Wednesday, Deputy Transport Minister Ab Aziz Kaprawi told Parliament that the government was extending the concession period for ERL by 30 years.

"He stated that the concession extension is the government's compensation to ERL for rejecting its last three scheduled fare hikes," he said...

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