Levy system for Singapore vehicles not ready yet, paper reports

Vehicles travel along the causeway between Singapore and Malaysia (top) at the Woodlands Checkpoint in Singapore. — Reuters pic
Vehicles travel along the causeway between Singapore and Malaysia (top) at the Woodlands Checkpoint in Singapore. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 ― Putrajaya has yet to implement the vehicle-entry permit (VEP) for Singapore-registered vehicles as the system is still in development, Singapore's Straits Times reported.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai last month was reported as announcing a May launch, but the paper quoted government officials as saying that the system was not ready.

“Minister hasn't announced (the specific) date,” one official was quoted as saying.

It further quoted anonymous sources as saying that no timeline would be in place “until the system is ready”.

The government had initially wanted to roll out the levy system ― which would be RM20 for Singapore-registered vehicles per trip ― in August last year, but has so far delayed the move.

Reports here said more than 120,000 Singapore-registered vehicles had registered for the VEP. Once in place, the levy will be effective on both the Causeway and Second Link routes.

Singapore is already charging Malaysian cars entering the country S$35 (RM103.32) in VEP for each weekday while motorcyclists are charged S$4.

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