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The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced that it will cease all Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges at all gantries from Monday, 6 April 2020 at 0000 hours.
According to LTA, this decision comes after local authorities announced “an elevated set of safe distancing measures, including full home-based learning and the closure of most physical workplaces, from 7 April 2020 until 4 May 2020”.
Previously, LTA announced a set of reduced ERP charges that was supposedly scheduled on 6 April.
In a statement from LTA, it anticipates a significant and immediate reduction in traffic volume.
LTA also mentioned that they will resume ERP operations when the elevated set of safe distancing measures are lifted. They will also continue to monitor the situation closely as it develops.
It also urged “all Singaporeans to adhere to all safe distancing measures”.
The suspension of ERP island-wide would make it the first time in its history since it was inaugurated in 1998 to curb traffic congestion in areas across Singapore.
What are your thoughts on this unprecedented move by the LTA? Do share them with us in the comments below! As always, do stay safe.
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