Malaysia’s Transport Minister Anthony Loke disclosed the decision to continue using the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) project’s structure will probably likely be declared by the end of the month, reported Bernama.
“That can be an indication of the government’s support for the undertaking, but I can’t offer additional details because it’ll be discussed and determined in the Cabinet over the next two weeks”
It’ll connect Woodlands in Singapore into Bukit Chagar at Johor Bahru and can be regarded to serve 10,000 passengers each hour every way.
It had been aimed for completion by 2024, however, is now behind schedule.
Loke said he’d communicate with his Singaporean counterpart Khaw Boon Wan after obtaining the Cabinet’s acceptance, since the job involves the 2 nations.
“Then, we (the national government) are convinced that an official statement will be made at the end of the month. We’re devoted to the 31 October deadline, therefore a formal announcement can be produced by that date,” he mentioned.
Singapore and Malaysia agreed last May to suspend the functions for the RTS job until 30 September.
As a portion of this suspension, Malaysia agreed to cover Singapore for its abortive costs amounting to approximately S$600,000.
Following a meeting involving Khaw and Loke at Sepang, Selangor a month, that the suspension was extended to 31 October at no extra cost.
It had been agreed that through the suspension, the Malaysia was to establish whether it plans to continue with the job as it’s.
Malaysia may also indicate modifications to the job’s range, which Singapore is bound to think about.