SINGAPORE: MIXED FEELINGS OVER S$10 SURCHARGE FOR TOUCH N GO CARDS

JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia Singaporean motorists have mixed feelings on the proposed move to impose a surcharge of S$10 (RM30) for Touch n Go cards with insufficient balance when entering Johor from Singapore, AsiaOne online portal reported.

The plan, currently in the pipeline and mooted by Malaysia’s Johor state Government, is meant to ease traffic congestion at the Johor Causeway here and the Second Link Crossing in Tanjung Kupang, Gelang Patah.

There are also plans to remove reload booths checkpoint entrances as motorists who stop to reload their cards have been slowing down traffic.

Sales assistant Felicia Ngoi, 29, who travels to Johor Bahru on the weekends, welcomed the plan if it could help improve traffic flow at the checkpoints.

Every time I come to Johor Baru, I’ll see many drivers stopping by to top up their cards and it causes congestion.

Ngoi said it usually takes her about 90 minutes during peak hours to reach Taman Sentosa, even though it is about 5km from the Johor Causeway.

Source: NAM News Network