Home Briefs: ERP rates on AYE to go up from Monday

ERP rates on AYE to go up from Monday

Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates at three gantries on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) will be increased from Monday, the Land Transport Authority said yesterday.

Motorists passing gantries located after Jurong Town Hall and in the direction of the city will pay $2 instead of $1 now. The new rates will apply from 6pm to 6.30pm.

ERP rates at all other gantries will remain unchanged, the LTA said, following its quarterly review of traffic conditions on ERP-priced roads and expressways. The next review will take place in the middle of next month.

Para-athlete faces more vice charges

Para-athlete Adam Kamis, 36, was charged yesterday with four more offences of procuring women for prostitution at a flat in Yishun.

This brings the total number of charges he faces to 10. The women are between 21 and 25 years old. Kamis is out on $40,000 bail.

A pre-trial conference has been scheduled for Nov 24.

Haze expected to be in unhealthy range

Hazy conditions and reduced visibility are expected to persist today, the National Environment Agency said in its 6pm update yesterday.

The air quality for today is expected to be in the mid to high sections of the unhealthy range. Thundery showers are forecast in the afternoon, but this may bring only a temporary respite to the hazy conditions.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 27, 2015, with the headline 'Home Briefs: ERP rates on AYE to go up from Monday'. Print Edition | Subscribe