Just recently, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) announced that they’ll be collecting toll fees throughout the 18-kilometer Skyway Stage 3 —to start officially on Monday (July 12).
The expressway, which connects the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), opened to vehicles and motorists in January of this year but SMC waived the toll fee for 7 months.
Here’s the list of approved rates released by the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB):
For Class 1 Vehicles:
- Buendia to Sta. Mesa – Php 105.00
- Sta. Mesa to Ramon Magsaysay – Php 30.00
- Ramon Magsaysay to NLEX Balintawak – Php 129.00
- Buendia to NLEX Balintawak – Php 264.00
For Class 2 Vehicles:
- Buendia to Sta. Mesa – Php 210.00
- Sta. Mesa to Ramon Magsaysay – Php 60.00
- Ramon Magsaysay to NLEX Balintawak – Php 258.00
- Buendia to NLEX Balintawak – Php 528.00
For Class 3 Vehicles:
- Buendia to Sta. Mesa – Php 315.00
- Sta. Mesa to Ramon Magsaysay – Php90.00
- Ramon Magsaysay to NLEX Balintawak – Php 387.00
- Buendia to NLEX Balintawak – Php 792.00
According to TRB, the approved rates are lower than what SMC proposed. He adds that it’s fair to both motorists and the investor.
“Kung ikukumpara niyo naman po sa rates ng existing elevated expressway natin, comparable naman po ang rate na ‘yan. Hindi naman po ‘yan kataasan. It’s almost the same with our Skyway rates and other elevated expressway rates,” TRB spokesperson Julius Corpuztold CNN Philippines.
SMC shared that TRB has also issued them a Toll Operating Permit and a Notice to Start Collecting Toll on Skyway 3.
SMC fully funded the construction of the elevated expressway, which cost a total of Php 80 billion. And through it, travel time from Alabang to Balintawak was reduced to 3 minutes from the usual 3-hour trip.
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