Road Charge col­lec­tion reaches RM1m

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

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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