Designated zones soon for Johor motorcyclists to park before heading to S'pore for work

Mohd Jafni (centre) visiting one of the parking spaces that motorcyclists used to park their vehicles at Jalan Meldrum, Johor Baru.Mohd Jafni (centre) visiting one of the parking spaces that motorcyclists used to park their vehicles at Jalan Meldrum, Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU: The Johor government will soon provide ample parking spaces for motorcyclists who leave their vehicles behind to go to work in Singapore.

Johor housing and local government committee chairman Datuk Mohd Jafni Md Shukor said the state government is currently in talks with some landowners near the Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine Complex (CIQ) in Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI), for the purpose.

“I have seen these areas together with the Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) today (April 2).

“One of the possible locations that we found is at Jalan Inderaputra, Stulang Darat.

“There are also a few pocket spaces that can be transformed into a parking space as well, but we need to approach this from the short-term and long-term perspectives,” he said when contacted.

The government is currently making an estimate for the number of motorcycles that can be parked in these areas, besides ensuring ease of access and safety, he added.

“We know that about 300,000 Malaysians are crossing over every day, but we don’t have a rough estimate for the number of motorcyclists, so that process has started.

“We also plan to use a shuttle bus to transport travellers from the parking space to the CIQ (depending on the distance).

“There are also a few locations that were previously used as parking spaces before the pandemic, but have not been reopened until now,” he said, adding that the project is expected to start soon.

Currently, motorcycle riders have to pay RM4 for a day and RM120 a month to park at a private parking lot.

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