MOTORISTS who will use the newly-constructed Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) will have to pay toll starting tomorrow.
MPCALA Holdings Inc., a unit of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, has secured the approval of the Toll Regulatory Board for a provisional initial toll for the 10.7-km Cavite-Laguna Expressway subsections 6, 7 and 8.
CALAX will collect from motorists VAT inclusive rates of P47 for Class 1 vehicles (ordinary cars), P95 for Class 2 vehicles (buses and small commercial trucks) and P143 for Class 3 vehicles (large trucks or trailers).
“The end-to-end opening of CALAX subsections 6, 7 and 8 is imperative to reduce traffic congestion in various parts of Laguna, specifically Laguna Boulevard and Aguinaldo Highway. It is a viable option for motorists given the growing traffic demands in the area,” said MPCALA Holdings Inc. president and general manager Roberto Bontia.
“The implementation of the initial base toll rates is necessary to ensure the sustainability and viability of the expressway as a safe and convenient thoroughfare. Our services shall live up to the highest standard for our motorists to experience the convenience of travelling South using CALAX,” he added.
The first 10.7-km has served about 10,000 vehicles daily between SLEX Mamplasan Exit and the new CALAX Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Interchange in the first three months of its toll-free operations.
Partial operations started October 30 in time for “Undas.”
The 45-kilometer CALAX is a 2x2 lane expressway that will soon connect the CAVITEX in Kawit, Cavite to the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) at Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan, Laguna.
CALAX has 10 interchanges namely Kawit, Open Canal, ProFriends, Governor’s Drive, Silang, Silang East, Santa Rosa-Tagaytay, Laguna Blvd., Technopark and Mamplasan.