The strike by Malaysian bus drivers at the Johor checkpoint has ended, according to a local report.
Chinese newspaper Sin Chew daily reported that the traffic situation at the checkpoint had returned to normal by 8am on Friday, after the local authorities promised to look into the revised toll charges within one week.
Witnesses reported early Friday morning that many Malaysian registered buses were refusing to continue their journey into Singapore at Woodlands.
The "strike" by the bus drivers caused heavy traffic congestion at the checkpoint.
An increase of more than 500 per cent in toll charges at the Johor Bahru Customs came into effect on Aug 1, effecting both Johor-bound and Singapore-bound vehicles.
|Old||New (From Aug 1)|
|Only one-way (Singapore to Johor)||Singapore to Johor||Johor to Singapore||Round trip|
|Private cars||RM2.90 (S$1.14)||RM9.70||RM6.80||RM16.50|
* Motorcycles are exempted.
Source: Malaysian Highway Authority
ST Graphics by Derrick Ho | Compiled by Ling Chang Hong