June 23rd, 2010 admin
As a follow up meeting when both Singapore and Malaysia’s Prime Ministers met up at Singapore on 24th May 2010, a joint announcement was made that Toll Charges at 2nd Link at Tuas Checkpoint will be reduced by 30%, at both the Singapore (Tuas Checkpoint) and Malaysia (Linkedua) custom/toll booths.
The estimated new Toll Charges for passenger vehicles, effective 1 Aug 2010 will be as such:
Tuas Checkpoint (Singapore)
Passenger Cars (Before: S$4.60, After: S$3.22)
Motorcycles (Before: S$0.70, After: S$0.49)
Tanjung Kupang Toll Plaza (Linkedua Johor Bahru, Malaysia)
Passenger Cars (Before: RM$10.80, After: RM$7.56)
Motorcycles (Before: RM$1.60, After: RM$1.12)
On the larger scale of things, the reduction in toll charges means more development of industry in Jurong Tuas region, as more vehicles would be willing to leverage on the Tuas Checkpoint.
Woodlands will also benefit from this reduction as this will equate to less jams at Woodlands Checkpoints, leading to smoother traffic throughout the day. This may also increase the property prices in Woodlands, since less people will be spooked by the image of jams at Woodlands and spur more demand to Flats and Condos.
Finally, a reduction in toll charges will be yet another stepping stone in improving the political and economic ties between Singapore and Malaysia.
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