ERP rates reduced for some roads during December school holidays

Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates at selected roads will be temporarily reduced by $1 from this Saturday till the end of the year, the Land Transport Authority said in a statement on Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates at selected roads will be temporarily reduced by $1 from this Saturday till the end of the year, the Land Transport Authority said in a statement on Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates at selected roads will be temporarily reduced by $1 from this Saturday till the end of the year, the Land Transport Authority said in a statement on Tuesday.

Where the current ERP rate is 50 cents during specified time periods, vehicles will not incur any charges.

The reduction will apply during the mornings and evenings at existing gantries along major expressways in Singapore, such as the Central Expressway (CTE), the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) and the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE). Other roads include:

- the Pan Island Expressway (PIE), at Adam Road and Mount Pleasant Road, and Kallang Bahru

- the East Coast Parkway (ECP), at Fort Road and Ophir Road

- Bendemeer Road and Woodsville Tunnel

- Dunearn Road

Drivers of foreign vehicles also need not pay Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fees for the day if they enter Singapore after noon and leave by 2am the following day on weekdays over the same period. Currently, VEP fees are charged from 2am to 5pm daily, except on weekends and public holidays.

Car drivers usually pay $20 a day, while motorcyclists are charged $4. The normal toll charges for foreign-registered vehicles will also apply.

A full list of the timings and roads where ERP rates will be reduced is available at the Land Transport Authority's website.