ISKANDAR PUTERI: Johor is expected to receive between RM35mil and RM40mil next year from the RM20 Road Charge (RC) imposed on every foreign-registered vehicle entering the state from Singapore.
State Public Works, Rural and Regional Development committee chairman Datuk Hasni Mohammad said the revenue would come from vehicles using the Causeway in Johor Baru or Second Link Crossing in Tanjung Kupang, Gelang Patah.
He said that since the implementation of the RC on Nov 1 and until Nov 15, the state government collected RM1.03mil in revenue from about 200,000 foreign vehicles.
There was a 20% decline in the number of foreign vehicles in the first week of the RC’s launch but that has normalised, Hasni told a press conference after the tabling of the state’s Budget 2017 at Kota Iskandar yesterday.
He said the number of vehicles coming in was likely to increase due to the weakening of the ringgit against the Singapore dollar and the long school break.
Hasni said the revenue would be used to upgrade and improve major roads and parking facilities in Johor Baru district.
He said the state government received RM5, or 25%, from each RC collected.
The RC is on top of the checkpoint tolls imposed by both countries.
A round trip for a Singapore-registered car will incur more than S$19 (RM57) in tolls and the RC.
About 20,000 Singapore-registered vehicles enter the state daily.