I can still hear my friend’s whining echoing in my ears. Well, this might have to do with the fact that my brain is half empty at all times, but let’s not go into the details.
Anyway, my friend (Hi, Ah Tan!) travels between Singapore and Malaysia on a weekly basis due to the requirements of his work. Because of that, he has been whining about how toll charges and VEP charges might be increasing in the near future and whatnot.
Truth be told, I have no idea what he’s talking about since I don’t drive. However, I think I have some information he might be interested to know.
According to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, the toll for Second Link may be reviewed to make it more attractive for use. This is an attempt to ease the congestion along the causeway during peak hours.
Potentially, this is great news. I don’t think I need to remind you guys how bad the congestion on the causeway can get, right?
Ooooh man what a nightmare…
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak also added that there is “significant congestion” along the causeway during periods like school holidays and public holidays. The wait on both sides could take up to 3 to 4 hours at times.
This is the reason why Malaysia might reconsider the amount to be charged for the toll. Back in 2010, the cross-border traffic at the Second Link increased after a 30% cut in toll.
At the moment, the toll charges for cars at the Second Link is $3.20 and the toll over at the Malaysian side of the Second Link side is $2.50.
Well, until the Rapid Transit System(RTS) is completed, I guess we still have to consider the traffic on the causeway before travelling into Malaysia.
Anyway, I hope news of cheaper tolls would help shut my friend up. Since he always enters Malaysia via the causeway, cheaper toll at Second Link might mean better traffic conditions for the causeway too!
For the sake of those who travel a lot and my eardrums, I really hope this works out!
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