Plans for Johor-S’pore rapid transit system in final stages

Outgoing Johor Chief Minister Abdul Ghani Othman says plans for the rapid transit system (RTS) linking Johor and Singapore are in their final stages.

Speaking to reporters in Singapore, Mr Abdul Ghani said both the Singapore and Malaysia governments will finalise the costing and design of the system by the end of this year.

He added that it is also important to think about a single customs immigration and quarantine (CIQ) complex to further accelerate the movements of people between the two countries.

Mr Abdul Ghani travelled by bus from Gelang Patah in Johor to Jurong East bus interchange in Singapore.

It was his first time travelling on the Causeway Link bus and he noted that the journey took more than an hour.

Mr Abdul Ghani believes the rapid transit system will help commuters cut their travelling time between Johor and Singapore substantially.

It will also reduce traffic congestion.

The RTS is scheduled for completion by 2018.

Source : CNA – 2 May 2013

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