Pedestrian tunnel urged for Johor-Singapore Causeway

JOHOR BAHRU, 5 Jan 2019: 

The Johor Youth Assembly (DMJ) yesterday proposed the state government build an underground walkway from the Johor Causeway to Woodlands, Singapore.

DMJ’s Community Development, Health, Infrastructure and Environment Committee chairman Pervinder Singh Jagdav Singh said this was important to ensure the safety of pedestrians, especially those working in the island republic.

“The sidewalk heading towards to the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex (CIQ) is not safe to use because pedestrians must cross the main road and e-scooters have to be driven on the side of lanes dedicated to cars, vans, buses and lorries.

“This is different from Singapore, where they have an underground walkway near their immigration, thus no one has to walk or drive e-scooters on the main road,” he said in a statement.

He said DMJ also hoped that safety of existing pedestrian paths would be improved with the placement of dividers.

– Bernama