Gridlock as vehicles try to leave Johor for Singapore ahead of Movement Control order

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020

JOHOR BARU: Traffic in the state is building up as Singaporeans who did some last-minute shopping in Malaysia as well as those working in Singapore are making a run into the island republic.

This is due to the Movement Control order that will begin on Wednesday (March 18) that will prohibit Malaysians from leaving the country, as well as foreigners from entering.

Johor police traffic chief Supt M. Kumarasan said that all roads leading towards CIQ are experiencing severe congestion.

"We have deployed some six officers and 47 personnel at Jalan Stulang Darat, Jalan Bukit Cagar, Jalan Lingkaran Dalam and the EDL highway," he said, adding that this was a measure to ensure traffic is able to flow in an orderly manner.

He added that the operation had begun at noon Tuesday (March 17) as traffic was already building up at that moment.

Supt Kumarasan advised road users to avoid these roads if possible, and to obey orders from the traffic police and to not cut queue as it will worsen the situation.

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