Season-parking holders help pay for upkeep of carparks

A multi-storey carpark at Block 649A Pasir Ris Drive 10.
A multi-storey carpark at Block 649A Pasir Ris Drive 10.PHOTO: ST FILE

I read with disappointment that Mr Tan Kay Khoo would use environment issues as a reason for removing lower-floor parking priority for season-parking motorists (No compelling reason to reserve lower floors for season parking, March 28).

The Housing Board designs and sells a housing cluster that comes with amenities such as playgrounds, landscaping, shops and carparks.

When a person buys an HDB unit, he is paying for these amenities as a package too.

Residents pay town council fees, which go towards maintaining the cleanliness of the carpark.

Season-parking residents also collectively pay for the upkeep of the carparks.

Hence, they deserve this priority.

Lee Kiat Chin (Ms)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 02, 2019, with the headline 'Season-parking holders help pay for upkeep of carparks'. Print Edition | Subscribe