The widening of the North-South Expressway (NSE) will be added to the campaign manifesto of Barisan Nasional’s Johor division, after prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak instructed state BN chairman Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin to do so.

The project, which has been given the thumbs up by Najib, will involve increasing the number of lanes on the expressway from four to six. This is to help ease the congestion and frequent gridlocks that occur between Ayer Hitam and Johor Bahru, especially on weekends.

Najib added that work on the project would only begin as soon as the election was over, which is expected to be held very soon. Is the widening of the NSE something that you’ve been looking forward to for a very long time?