Differential parking charges were first implemented in two HDB carparks in 2009 - The Pinnacle@Duxton and Tekka Market ("Why peak hour charge at popular carparks?" by Mr Andrew Soh Wei Mun; Forum Online, Dec 8).
This was to manage the high demand for short-term parking spaces during peak hours and encourage higher turnover of vehicles.
From Dec 1, the HDB extended differential pricing to carparks where there is high demand for short-term parking during peak hours. The peak-hour timings differ across carparks because of different demand patterns.
Season-parking holders are not affected by the peak-hour charges.
Motorists entering these carparks will see a clear sign on the Electronic Parking System (EPS) gantry barrier indicating that peak-hour parking charges apply.
They can refer to the carpark signboard and HDB's InfoWEB for the peak-hour parking rates.
Eng Soh Seng
Director (Car Parks Department)
Housing & Development Board