No obstacles in implementing VEP charges in JB


JOHOR BAHRU: There are no obstacles or constraints in implementing and enforcing the Vehicle Entry Permit System (VEP) when charges are imposed on July 16.

Johor Public Works, Rural and Regional Development Committee Chairman Hasni Mohammad said the system was now going through a test run to see its effectiveness on vehicles from across the Causeway until July 15.

“After several delays, we have now activated the payment system since June 1 on a trial basis, but the vehicles from Singapore have yet to be charged RM20.

“We have seen that the drivers from Singapore are co-operating well by following the procedures and the set guidelines,” he told reporters after launching the Road Transport Department’s “Jelajah Amal Ramadan Skuad Muda 1” at the Al-Hidayah surau, here today.

“I do not see any problems as we have given ample time (for owners) to register (their) vehicles.”

He said 120,000 foreign vehicles had registered for the VEP although online registration will remain open until end of the year.