NLEX, CAVITEX Parañaque Toll Plaza to charge higher toll rates from May 12
NLEX toll will increase by P2 in the open system and P0.34 per km on the 6.4-km new lane, two new bridges in Jadjad and Argonaut, and a new tunnel
CAVITEX motorists will pay the following amounts based on the new toll fee matrix (VAT included): P33 for Class 1 vehicles from the current P25; P67 for Class 2 from P50; and P100 for Class 3 from P75
Public utility vehicles will get discounts and rebates to cushion the impact of the increase
New toll rates will be implemented starting May 12 on North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and at the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway (CAVITEX) Parañaque Toll Plaza.
In separate statements issued on May 10, toll operators NLEX Corp. and Cavitex Infrastructure Corp. (CIC) said the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has given them the go-signal to charge the increased rates.
For NLEX, TRB approved a P2 increase in the open system and P0.34 per kilometer on the 6.4-km new lane, two new bridges in Jadjad and Argonaut, and a new tunnel.
Under the NLEX new toll fee matrix, motorists traveling anywhere within the open system will pay an additional:
- P2 for Class 1 vehicles (regular cars and SUVs),
- P6 for Class 2 vehicles (buses and small trucks), and
- P8 for Class 3 vehicles
The open system covers Balintawak, Caloocan City to Marilao, Bulacan while the closed system covers the section between Bocaue, Bulacan and Sta. Ines, Mabalacat City, Pampanga, including Subic-Tipo.
Those traveling end-to-end on the NLEX between Metro Manila and Mabalacat City will pay an additional:
- P27 for Class 1
- P69 for Class 2, and
- P82 for Class 3 vehicles
To help cushion the impact of the toll increase, public utility jeepneys under the NLEX Passada and Tsuper Card discount and rebate program will continue to enjoy the old rates. Provincial buses will also be covered by a graduated rebate scheme for a period of three months.
NLEX Corp. said it spent P6.9 billion to complete several major projects and enhancements on NLEX-SCTEX since 2015 that improved the region’s landscape, increased accessibility, enhanced safety and provided travel convenience to motorists.
Meanwhile, CIC said TRB approved the 2011 and 2014 contractual tariff adjustments toll petitions of CIC and joint venture partner Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA), as well as its add-on toll petition for Phases 1 and 2 enhancement works done in CAVITEX R-1 Expressway that was completed in 2020.
The approved petitions translate to:
- 62 value-added tax-exclusive rate per km for Class 1 vehicles;
- 24 for Class 2; and
- 86 for Class 3 vehicles traversing the 6.48 km R-1 Expressway (from the entry at CAVITEX Longos, Bacoor entry to the MIA exit, and vice versa) beginning 12 a.m. on May 12.
Motorists will pay the following amounts based on the new toll fee matrix (VAT included):
- P33 for Class 1 vehicles from the current P25;
- P67 for Class 2 from P50; and
- P100 for Class 3 from P75
To help PUV operators and drivers cope with the new rates, CIC and PRA will provide them a toll rate reprieve through a rebate program that will cushion the impact of the higher toll rates.
Among enhancements done were the completion of the asphalt overlay on the entire stretch of CAVITEX, provision of the Pacific flyover and left turn facility, bridge widening, and its regular heavy maintenance works to ensure road quality and safety for motorists, among others. CAVITEX is being used by an average of 160,000 motorists per day.