The new JB CIQ known as Kastam Sultan Iskandar at Bukit Chagar has finally opened today. As everyone has anticipated this morning that there will surely be CHAOS at the BUS CHECKPOINT !!!
Firstly, the Automated Counter for Passport check was in place.... quite NEW & STYLISH, I must say. But seems like there are a lot of BUGS in the system. The automated system HANGS occasionally hence the QUEUE has accumulated all the way back..... From first glance I would say the amount of automated counter is sufficient but if they could just cut down the checking & system HANG time... I believe it would be smooth flow during the Morning Peak hours. There was one occasional a person got so FED UP & make remarks...... "MALAYSIA BOLEH!!!!"....... then another person say "MALAYSIA TAK BOLEH LAH!!!"
Secondly, the BUS WAITING AREA was a total MESS as well... there are only 2 lanes for the BUS to access... and abt 10 over platform each at both side of the 2 lanes, for the BUS to stop in the platform & let the passanger board the bus... once fully boarded the bus will reverse back into the 2 lanes to continue on the journey. Moreover the public buses SBS & CW buses were only given 2 platform each for boarding... just imagine the rest of the SBS & CW buses waiting at the back in the platform naturally Blocking access for other buses on the 2 lanes road.
Thirdly, the road access to connect to the CAUSEWAY is also a 2 lane affair for BUS, MOTORCYCLE & CARS .... , if it happens that one BUS or CAR broke down on one lane...... you will have one of the WORST TRAFFIC JAM ever....... Basically, it seems that the GOVT didn't think of that either......
In summary what a waste of TAX PAYERS money !!!!! MALAYSIA COULD HAVE DONE BETTER !!! (MALAYSIA PATUT BOLEH !!!)