Land Price Disputes May Stall JB-S’pore RTS

Johor Menteri Besar Dato’ Osman Sapian

The Star reported that disputes over the prices of land to be acquired for the development of the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit Link (RTS) may delay the project.

Johor Menteri Besar Dato’ Osman Sapian said owners of some of the parcels are dissatisfied with the valuations offered.

For example, owners of land in Kim Teng Park – Johor Bahru’s oldest housing estate, would have to be paid over RM300 million based on current market value, but they disagree with the valuation.

The infrastructure project will also need more land than initially planned, affecting more land owners, he added.

Osman said the RTS would help to relieve the Causeway’s daily heavy traffic and the RTS will link the Bukit Chagar station in Johor Bahru to Woodlands North in Singapore.