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Frequent users of the Johor Causeway will be familiar with the undesirable traffic situation during peak hours. In light of this, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, the Sultan of Johor has urged stakeholders to mull the idea of replacing the Johor Causeway with a bridge.

“I feel sorry for the thousands of Malaysians and Singaporeans who are stuck in traffic jams at the Causeway daily due to the congestion. It is worse during holidays and festive seasons. Also, many people are walking to Singapore daily due to the bad traffic jams,” Sultan Ibrahim said.

In the report by The Star, HRH said that if Singapore disagreed with an undersea tunnel, then a swing bridge could be considered. “I am sure if you work with Singapore, they will accept as it will be a win-win situation for both countries, but you will have to give a good reason to replace the Causeway,” he added.

“The water at the Causeway has stagnated for so many years. Both countries should put aside their differences and come up with solutions to improve mobility,” he said, adding that the projects should have been completed years ago.

He also spoke about the need for the extension of the rapid transit system (RTS) from Singapore to Johor Baru to improve connectivity. Additionally, he urged the Malaysian Immigration Department to keep all its booths open all the time, as there were complaints that many of the booths were not open during peak hours and holidays.

Do you agree with Sultan Ibrahim’s idea for a bridge to replace the Johor Causeway? If so, what sort of connectivity option should be constructed? Let us know what you think in the comments below.