Second Link Levy Reduction Proposal For Cabinet Discussion

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PUTRAJAYA, Feb 6 – The levy and toll rate reduction proposal for commercial vehicles at the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link (Linkedua) will be discussed by the Cabinet tomorrow, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. 

He said the reduction in toll and levy was aimed at luring more commercial vehicles to use Linkedua to reduce traffic congestion at the Johor causeway. He said this effort is expected to be able to reduce up to 40 per cent of commercial vehicles using the Johor causewa.

He told this to reporters after chairing a Special Committee Meeting On The Issue Of Congestion At The Johor Causeway And Linkedua here today. The levy for commercial vehicles at Linkedua is RM200.

According to Ahmad Zahid, the movement of individuals entering and leaving via Malaysia-Singapore land routes currently totalled between 300,000 to 400,000 people daily, and rising to over 500,000 during festive seasons.

Ahmad Zahid said the meeting today also decided to request to the Cabinet to upgrade the committee to a special task force to solve the problems of congestion at the Johor causeway in the long term. — Bernama

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