Singapore to abolish motorcycle toll charges at Second Link from Jan 21

SINGAPORE: Singapore will match the removal of motorcycle tolls at the Second Link from Jan 21, according to Singapore’s ministry of transport today.

“We note Malaysia’s removal of motorcycle toll charges at the Second Link. Singapore’s long-standing policy is to match Malaysia’s toll rates,” it was quoted as saying by The Straits Times here.

Toll charges for motorcycle was S$0.40 at the Tuas Checkpoint for both arrival and departure.

Malaysia had abolished toll collection for motorcycles at the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link (Linkedua) Expressway’s Tanjung Kupang Toll Plaza near Gelang Patah, Johor, from midnight of Jan 1.

The move has long-term benefits to 50,000 residents around Johor Bahru who use the route daily.

The abolition of toll for motorcycles was announced during the tabling of the 2019 Budget on Nov 2 in line with the government’s commitment to reduce the cost of living of the people.

Before the move, motorcyclists had to pay a toll of RM1.10 at the Tanjung Kupang Toll Plaza.

Source: NST