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700 vehicles stuck in one lane at Tuas Second Link, ‘what are highly paid ministers doing to solve this problem’ — Netizens ask

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"I am sad that our gov is so inefficient at handling this issue; the suffering of the people at the jam is truly disheartening," said a concerned netizen. And you won't believe what caused the massive traffic jam! Watch the video...

A three-minute video showing a continuous stretch of cars, buses, motorcyclists and trucks stuck in a traffic jam on Tuas Second Link has gone viral.

Massive jams on the Causeway and Tuas Second Link towards Singapore were reported on Monday morning (Oct 17), with motorists sharing their plight on social media.

“Tanjung Kupang custom counter to Tuas custom counter… This time it is really BBQ already,” said the Facebook user who posted the video.

Photo: FB screengrab/柔新关卡Both Checkpoint 分享站

According to Mothership, there were about 700 cars, buses, and trucks on the right-most lane alone.

Including the motorcyclists trying to enter Singapore, there were likely several thousand commuters at that time.

Photo: FB screengrab/柔新关卡Both Checkpoint 分享站

It was confirmed by an Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) representative that there were no reported technical faults during the traffic jam, except that it was raining.

Chinese language newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported that some Malaysians took around four hours to clear customs that morning.

Netizens weren’t happy with the ongoing situation and wondered if more could be done to improve.

“I am sad that our gov is so inefficient at handling this issue; the suffering of the people at the jam is truly disheartening,” said a concerned netizen.

“What are the highly paid ministers doing to solve this problem? Singapore and Malaysia governments need to do something about handling those massive traffic flow when more companies in Singapore are hiring more manpower from across the border and import more goods from Malaysia whilst Malaysia wants more travellers from Singapore to visit, shop and buy homes in Malaysia,” explained Facebook user Zac Monsta.

“After so many years and the many minister changes, the performance is not getting any better. Can talk cannot do is also no good. Relatively, the situation at the custom is clearer for all to see. It’s harder for excuses as compared to other issues in our ministries,” noted Facebook user Chiok Chai.

A traveller also experienced a traffic jam recently, noting a row of eight automated counters for motorcycles was not working, which could have caused the delay.

“Only four manual counters were open for motorcyclists on the closed designated car lanes causing the bottleneck situation,” he said.

It appears that the situation continued until Tuesday (Oct 18), as photos of motorists stuck in traffic were posted at around 6:30 am.

Photo: FB screengrab/柔新关卡Both Checkpoint 分享站

ICA announced on Tuesday morning that there is heavy departure traffic at Woodlands Checkpoint due to tailback from Malaysia.

“Delays are expected. Please check One Motoring website before embarking on your journey,” it added. /TISG

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