Road Charge collection reaches RM1m
ISKANDAR PUTERI: The state government has received some RM1 million on Road Charge (RC) following its implementation on Nov 1.
Stating this at the Johor State Assembly, State Public Works, Rural and Regional Development Committee chairman Datuk Hasni Mohammad said they, however, were seeing less cars coming in from Singapore after the RC was imposed.
“There was a 10% drop in Singaporeregistered cars coming in during the first week of the month,” he said.
But he said during the second week more cars started coming in.
“It’s back to normal. It could be due to the school holidays in Singapore and the weakening of the ringgit.”
For the first two weeks of the month, he said the RC collection was about RM1 million.
Johor is entitled to get 25% or RM5 for the RC charge of RM25 for each foreignregistered car coming to Johor through the Causeway in Johor Baru and Second Link in Gelang Patah.
He said if an estimated 200,000 foreign registered cars enter the state daily, then Johor will get its share of about RM40 million in 2017.
It was reported that the Transport Ministry will collect RM144 million a year from foreign registered vehicles via its RC system at the Malaysia-Singapore border.
The RC charge is paid through Touch n Go cards at the passport checking booth.
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