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MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE AGREE TO EXTEND DEADLINE OF RTS LINK PROJECT TO OCT 31

29/09/2019 12:51 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 -- Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to extend the deadline to decide on the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link (RTS Link) project by another month.

Transport Ministry in a statement said the deadline has been extended to Oct 31 this year without involving any additional cost.

The Supplemental Agreement to suspend the RTS Link from April 1 to Sept 30, 2019, was signed by Malaysia’s Minister of Transport Anthony Loke Siew Fook and Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan on May 21 this year.

The project was initially scheduled for construction this year and expected to be completed by December 2024.

It was aimed at addressing congestion in the daily commute between the two countries.

The RTS Link project would cover 4km of rail linking Bukit Chagar (Johor Baru) and Woodlands (Singapore), with the capacity to ferry 10,000 passengers per hour.

According to Loke, under the original agreement, the one-way fare was set at RM15 and would burden some Malaysians who travel daily to Singapore for work.

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