RTS project urgently needed to ease severe Causeway congestion


ISKANDAR PUTERI: Johor wants the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) project to start as soon as possible to ease congestion at the Causeway.

Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian said congestion at the Causeway had already reached a point where something must be done to address the matter.

“We hope to see the project take place by the middle of 2019,” he told reporters after attending the Corruption-Free Pledge with the state executive councillors here Wednesday.

Osman said the Economic Planning Unit is finalising details on the RTS project, adding a company has been identified to undertake it.

He hoped there would no delays in implementing the project as it would bring benefits both to Johor and Singapore.

“Improvement in connectivity and accessibility between Johor Baru and Singapore will boost economic activities on both sides of the Straits of Johor,” said Osman.

Adapt From: thestar.com.my