Johor-Singapore Causeway to Operate 18 Hours Daily from 29th November

Johor-Singapore Causeway
Source: Bernama

The new operating hours for the Johor-Singapore Causeway will be extended from 12 hours to 18 hours daily effective 29th November. 

Designated Bus for VTL-Land

Bernama reported that effective 29th November, the operating hours of the Johor-Singapore Causeway will be extended from 12 hours to 18 hours daily, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said.

The new operating hours will be from 7 am to 1 am. Since April 2020, the operating hours have been reduced to 12 hours, which is from 7 am to 7 pm, following the border closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“In view of the implementation of the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL)-Land between both countries, the new operating hours had been agreed upon by Malaysia and Singapore. It is hoped that this initiative will ease the movements of lorry operators, trailers and logistics companies, and help the recovery of the country’s economic activities, especially the transportation sector that has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.

The matter was revealed in Wee’s Facebook post recently after an online meeting with the representatives of lorry and logistics operators that provide cross border services.

According to The Star, the VTL-Land between Singapore and Johor Baru commences on the same day as the VTL-Air, which connects Changi with KLIA, to provide quarantine-free travel for screened travellers who must also meet other criteria. 

VTL-Land will be carried out using only designated buses, with its Malaysian terminal based at the Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal in Johor, while the corresponding point in Singapore is the Queen Street Terminal

“It is hoped that this initiative will ease the movements of lorries and trailers, and help the recovery of the economic activities, especially the transportation sector, that has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said. 

Malaysia’s exports to Singapore include live poultry, eggs, fresh vegetables, and construction materials, among many others.

 

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