Motorists and commuters faced major jam towards Malaysia Checkpoint (LINK2) from Singapore yesterday (15 Mar 2019, Friday) evening from as early as from 4pm.
According to several sources, the serious traffic tailback went as far as the 2nd link bridge, near Singapore.
Despite Singapore Tuas Checkpoint’s traffic almost cleared at about 10pm, the jam at Malaysia, KSAB checkpoint side did not improve till around midnight.
Due to the major jam, there were a lot of irresponsible lane cutters, causing lots of unpleasant commotions along the way.
ISKANDAR PUTERI CITY COUNCIL (MBIP) official announced in a Facebook post that an accident happened not far away from the Malaysia Checkpoint, as one of the reason for major jam.
Lots of vehicles are stuck in the serious bumper-to-bumper jam.
Long queues, stretching out to the road outside the Arrival Immigration Hall (Malaysia), lasted for many hours..
Despite opening more immigration counters, the long queue did not improve till late hours of the night..
An ISKANDAR PUTERI CITY COUNCIL (MBIP) official posted a post on Facebook, explaining the reasons behind the major jam:
2ND PASSAGE (Tuas) – SERIOUS TRAFFIC JAM (*Translated via Facebook)
Due to the peak of the Singapore school holiday, traffic flow in the second channel has skyrocketed today.
The status of the second passage (Tuas) of the current stage is as follows:
1. Traffic Police are unable to assist in the accident due to an accident at 15.8 km mark.
2. JPJ is stuck on the bridge to Singapore and is trying to help u turn around.
3. The Immigration Department has launched special arrangements to allow bus passengers to line up outside the building so that the bus can speed up the clearance.
We are deploying more RELA (auxiliary police for controlling traffic)) to the junction of bus and vehicle control.
If you are looking for a return to Malaysia at the moment, please avoid using the second channel.
Chan Wei Khjan
ISKANDAR PUTERI CITY COUNCIL (MBIP)
As Singapore school holiday has started, all motorists and travelers are strongly encourage to monitor the traffic conditions via online traffic cameras website, prior heading to the checkpoints..