Johor new CIQ toll fee charge

Johor Bahru: Johor state government engineering department announced that with effectively 1 August 2014, it will adjust the vehicle entry fee using Johor new Customs, Immigration and Quarantine CIQ from one way charge to two ways charges.

Current one way charge is RM2.90 from Singapore entry to Johor. With the new charges, car from Singapore entry to Johor Bahru will raised to RM9.70, and charge RM6.80 from Johor to Singapore.

Statement from the Johor state engineering department, car, lorry, taxi and bus will be affected by the new toll fee system, however motorcycle are excluded.

Based on the statement, new toll fee system only affects the drivers who are drive thru Johor new Customs, Immigration and Quarantine CIQ, which is Sultan Iskandar Building BSI. The new toll fee station will be setup inside the new CIQ, while drivers who are using Eastern Dispersal Link EDL to and from Johor Bahru, North South Expressway, Permas Jaya and Pasir Gudang will not be affected.

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The statement also revealed that the new toll fee station will only accept electronic charge, which mean drivers need to buy the electronic cash card “Touch’ N Go”.

The new toll fee system with effective 1 August 2014 in the new CIQ is actually the charges from EDL Expressway Company Malaysian Resources Corp Berhad MRCB. EDL is 8.1km highway linking from Pandan to Customs, Immigration and Quarantine CIQ at the Causeway. The EDL charge has been a hot topic when EDL open to public on 2012.

The EDL new toll charges will become a heavy burden for Malaysian who travel daily in and out to Singapore to work. It is especially Singapore new vehicle entry permit charges which rose from S$20 to S$35 with effective 1 august 2014.

With Singapore new vehicle entry permit charge, Malaysia government is in the process of review to impose vehicle entry permit VEP towards Singapore registered car. It is still unknown about the charges and implementation time, however it is expected the VEP to be imposed very soon and expected to be capped at RM50 (S$19.50).

EDL Toll Fee

EDL Toll Fee

Vehicle Entry Permit VEP

Vehicle Entry Permit VEP

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