JOHOR BARU: The Government has agreed to carry out a detailed study before implementing toll collection at the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL).
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said that the Prime Minister has asked the Economic Planning Unit to carry out the study.
“I raised this at the National Economic Council as MCA is against the idea of those not using the link to also pay the toll charges," he said after attending the Johor MCA Chinese New Year open house at SJKC Pu Sze in Skudai here yesterday.
"Even the Johor Mentri Besar also agreed that the matter needed study.”
The 8.1km EDL, which costs RM1.1bil, links the North-South Expressway to the Johor Customs, Immigration, Quarantine Complex. It is developed by MRCB Bhd.
had reported that the link, which is almost completed, will force all motorists travelling to Singapore via the Johor Causeway to pay about five times more than the present RM2.90 paid for both ways to PLUS Bhd.