Penang rep proposes second bridge toll discount for locals

Looi Sue-Chern

A Penang government backbencher has suggested a discount for motorists who use the second Penang bridge, saying it will benefit those who have to travel to and from the island. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 16, 2018.

A PENANG government backbencher today suggested that local residents using the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah, or Second Penang Bridge, be given a toll discount similar to the one extended to the first bridge.

Goh Choon Aik (PH-Bukit Tambun) proposed that the discount be fixed at 20%.

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  • Penangites / the federal govt will cut off the bridge at halfway. All you locals can have 100% discount for life

    Posted 1 year ago by Arshad Lazim

  • If that is the case, all Malaysians who do not own Penang registered cars should boycott Penang Island and not go there. The stupid politician in the Penang State Assembly has, like the udang galah, shit in his brain cavity.

    Posted 1 year ago by Panchen Low

  • "Zairil said it was doubtful they would agree to the discount as the longer and underused second bridge is more costly to maintain compared to the first bridge".

    Just do not comprehend why was the request to build the second bridge (when it is so under used).???? I do know for sure that after the expansion and widening of the First Bridge from two lane to three lane , the traffic congestions was adressed. Why was no feasibility studies done on traffic volume with the view of an expansion done on the first bridge. Going for the second bridge was just someting that the DAP was so proud and big hoo ha on the achievement due to the prudence costing. Yes it is easy for many to speak base on hind sight but the least any competent city planners could do was to perform an elaborate and proper indepth detail analysis to holler out whether it is "all sysytem go" before the proposed second bridge is being built. Looks like the state government is on populist advocaion. The cost second bridge could have been saved for the MTP and its tunnel programn without apprehension. The Penang State Government should pep up and really review what ever their assembly council exuberence in proposal and suggestions. We are seeing many absurdities from them not neccessary bad but fool hardy. The sword is two edges sharp.

    Posted 1 year ago by Lee Lee