Singapore to follow Malaysia, scrap motorcycle toll at Tuas

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SINGAPORE: Singapore will do away with its 40-cent toll on motorcyclists at the Tuas checkpoint, in line with Malaysia’s decision to abolish it at the Linkedua or Second Link next year.

Quoting a spokesman from Singapore’s transport ministry, The Straits Times reported that the ministry had noted Malaysia’s plans to remove tolls for bikers at the Second Link beginning Jan 1.

“Should Malaysia reduce or remove the motorcycle toll charges at the Second Link, Singapore will match Malaysia’s revised tolls rates,” the spokesman was quoted as saying.

The ministry added that Singapore’s long-standing policy had been to match Malaysia’s toll rates.

“This reflects the shared nature of the Second Link,” the spokesman said.

When tabling Budget 2019 in the Dewan Rakyat on Friday, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced that toll for motorcyclists using the Linkedua in Johor would be abolished from Jan 1, 2019.

According to Johor Immigration Department director Rohaizi Bahari, on average 40,000 motorcyclists use the Linkedua each day.

Bikers currently pay RM1.10 toll on the Malaysian side of the link.