Singapore (Reuters) - To relieve road congestion, Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) prices will increase by S$1 at four expressway locations across eight time periods beginning August 1.
AYE after Jurong Town Hall towards City (three gantries), Southbound CTE after Braddell Road and PIE slip road into Southbound CTE (four gantries), KPE (ECP) after Defu Flyover, and Northbound CTE after PIE (a set of two gantries).
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) claimed in a news release on Wednesday (27 July) that this is due to traffic congestion, as evidenced by traffic monitoring in June and July.
A contributing element was the "further relaxation of community and workplace measures beginning on April 26."
In May, the LTA announced a S$1 rise in ERP rates at eight locations over 19 periods, staggered over May and June.
According to the LTA, these remain unchanged.
Because the current modifications affect time slots that are already priced, the LTA stated that "there is no increase in the total number of time slots or places charged with ERP as a result of this evaluation."
"After the adjustment on August 1st, the number of places and time slots charged is still much fewer than before COVID," the LTA added. "The LTA will continue to constantly monitor traffic speeds and congestion levels to determine whether ERP rates need to be adjusted further."
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