This is kind of ridiculous!
Motorists travelling to Singapore via the Causeway now have to pay a total of RM16.50 for inbound and outbound toll charges at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex.
The new toll rates started at 12.01 am on Friday.
All charges will be implemented electronically at both sides using the Touch ‘n’ Go cards, with cash payments no longer possible.
“We will be giving out some 1,000 Touch n’ Go cards with a reload value of RM10 to motorists passing through the toll,” a spokesman from the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) Expressway mentioned.
“We estimate to hand out 200 cards daily especially during peak hours in the next five days,” she added.
The toll rates for vehicles coming into Malaysia are now RM9.70, RM14.70, RM19.70, RM4.80 and RM7.80 respectively for Class 1 to Class 5 vehicles.
The existing inbound charges ranged from RM1.40 (for taxis) to RM6.10 (for vehicles with three or more axles).
Rates for outbound vehicles would be RM6.80, RM10.20, RM13.60, RM3.40 and RM5.50 starting Friday.
If you’re on a motorcycle, you will be exempted from paying toll.
The EDL is an elevated highway built to disperse traffic heading into the Johor Baru city area.
There are several exits from the highway, with the last leading directly into the CIQ complex.
Motorists using the 8.6km elevated highway would not be tolled if they do not go through the CIQ complex.