The works ministry is planning to improve the North-South Expressway in Johor from Yong Peng Utara to Senai Utara from its present 4 lanes to 6 lanes, which is plans to do in levels, Bernama has reported.
Works minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi mentioned this venture is important in an effort to scale back congestion alongside this stretch of freeway, particularly on weekends and through festive seasons. This proposed venture is estimated to value RM525 million and has been included within the Third Rolling Plan of the twelfth Malaysia Plan, in line with the report.
Its implementation, nevertheless is topic to the allocation below the revised Budget 2023, which is because of be tabled tomorrow, February 24, 2023 by prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
“If the venture is applied utilizing authorities funds, there will probably be no enhance in toll charges for freeway customers, Nanta replied to a query from BN-Ayer Hitam member of parliament Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong, who was previously the transport minister from March 2020 to August 2021, after which from August 2021 to November 2022.
In the meantime, the works minister mentioned that the 195 km-long freeway enlargement venture from Ayer Keroh, Melaka to Johor Bahru, Johor is estimated to value RM7.5 billion.
Responding to a different query, Nanta mentioned that the general public works division all the time ensured that pothole repairs had been carried out in line with the prescribed methodology, and didn’t discriminate when approving allocations to any state for that function.
These allocations for the upkeep of federal roads for every state got yearly, primarily based on the record of broken roads as ready by the general public works division and had been topic to approval by the ministry of finance, he mentioned in response to a query from Datuk Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid, PN-Kuala Kangsar member of parliament.