Singapore. Starting on 1 August, ERP rates will increase by S$1 to combat increased traffic.
According to the LTA, the locations will include AYE after Jurong Town Hall towards City which is a set of three gantries, the Southbound CTE after Braddell Road, and PIE slip road into Southbound CTE which is a set of four gantries. It will also include KPE (ECP) after Defu Flyover, and Northbound CTE after PIE which is a set of two gantries.
One of the contributing factors to the price increase is the easing of workplace measures from 26 April. During the pandemic, LTA notably suspended ERP in many locations.
Last May, LTA also announced the price hike of ERP rates by S$1 at eight locations across 19 periods. This was set to be staggered across May and June.
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The current changes only affect certain time slots during peak hours, usually from 8:00 to 8:30, 8:30 to 9:00, 17:30 to 18:00, and 19:00 to 19:30.
“After the adjustment from 1 August, the number of locations and time slots charged is still significantly lower than the number charged pre-COVID,” said the LTA, adding that they will continue to monitor the speed of traffic and levels of congestion in the expressways, and examine if the ERP rates need to be adjusted.
Take a look at the ERP rates starting on 1 August below.