High-level meetings to sort out traffic jams in JB

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Two meetings will be held with Putrajaya soon to work out a solution to traffic congestion issues in and around Johor Baru, says a Johor exco member.

Works, transportation, infrastructure and communications committee chairman Mohamad Fazli Mohamad Salleh said the first meeting would be chaired by Transport Minister Anthony Loke on Feb 29.

“The state government has set up a task force, supported by the Transport Ministry, to look into the problem.

“We have since met with various agencies including the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda), the Land Public Transport Agency (Apad) and police.

“We are compiling all the proposals received before handing it over to Loke during the meeting,” the Bukit Pasir assemblyman told a press conference after a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony here on Tuesday (Feb 13).

He added that after the meeting with Loke, the next one would be chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on March 6.

“Our target is to reduce the number of private vehicles in and around Johor Baru, which will surely help ease congestion.

“But to do this we need to strengthen public transportation first, and this includes all modes of travel including buses, taxis and trains," he added.

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