Toll board approves rate structure for CALAX Laguna interchanges

toll board approves rate structure for calax laguna interchanges - Toll board approves rate structure for CALAX Laguna interchanges

MPCALA Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC), said Thursday that the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) approved the tolls for the Laguna interchanges of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX).

MPCALA Holdings hopes to open the Laguna Boulevard Interchange and the Laguna Technopark Interchange in Biñan this month.

In a statement, the company said the TRB recently approved the fees, inclusive of value added tax, of P47 (class 1 or private vehicles), P95 (class 2 or medium-sized trucks and buses), and P143 (class 3 or large trucks, trailers) for Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Greenfield (Mamplasan) Exit. Classes 1, 2, and 3 vehicles will have to pay P30, P60, and P91, respectively, if they enter from Laguna Boulevard.

Classes 1, 2, and 3 vehicles will pay P32, P65, and P98, respectively, for Santa-Rosa-Tagaytay to Laguna Technopark Exit.

Fees for Laguna Boulevard to Laguna Technopark Exit are P15, P30, and P45.

Fees for Santa Rosa-Tagaytay to Laguna Boulevard Eastbound Exit are P17, P34, and P52.

The fees set for Greenfield (Mamplasan) to Laguna Boulevard Westbound Exit were P30, P60, and P91.

Laguna Technopark to Laguna Boulevard Westbound Exit users will pay P15, P30, and P45 for classes 1, 2, and 3 vehicles, respectively.

Greenfield (Mamplasan) to Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Exit fees are P47, P95, and P143.

Classes 1, 2, and 3 vehicles from Laguna Technopark to Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road Exit will pay P32, P65, and P98, respectively.

Motorists will pay P17, P34, and P52 for Laguna Boulevard to Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road Exit.

“The whole stretch of CALAX has nine interchanges in the following locations: Kawit, Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway, Silang, Santa Rosa-Tagaytay, Laguna Boulevard, Laguna Technopark, and a Toll Barrier before South Luzon Expressway (SLEx),” MPCALA Holdings said.

Once fully operational, the P35.43-billion project is expected to cut travel time between CAVITEx and SLEx to 45 minutes from the current 2.5 hours.

MPTC is the tollways unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corp., one of three key Philippine units of Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd., the others being Philex Mining Corp. and PLDT, Inc.

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