PM: Proposal for single checkpoint at Causeway


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  • Saturday, 10 Feb 2018

JOHOR BARU: Travellers may only be checked once under a proposal to improve flow at the Johor Cause­way, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Prime Minister said the plan was for people going to Singapore to be checked in the republic and those heading to Johor checked on the Malaysian side.

He said there was also a proposal to have a covered walkway for pedestrians.

“These are among the recommendations being looked into by a task force headed by the Deputy Prime Minister,’’ Najib said after a meet-the-people session in Bukit Mor, Muar, yesterday.

On Malaysia’s decision to reduce toll and levy at the Second Link, Najib hoped that besides easing congestion, this would also help spur tourism and woo more Singa­poreans.

The measures were taken to reduce congestion at the Causeway and traffic by at least 40%.

He said easing congestion at the Causeway would also help Malay­sians working in Singapore as some awoke as early as 3.30am to avoid the jams.

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