Well, the fact is that, you don’t really have a choice if you happen to be a driver who regularly drive through some gantries. ERP rates are set to go up with effect from 4th February 2008. All affected gantries will have their rates increased by S$0.50. If you drive past the Bukit Timah Expressway gantry, the Central Expressway gantry as well as the Pan Island Expressway gantry, then you may want to take note of it. Likewise, if you have a habit of driving through the gantries at Orchard Road, YMCA and Fort Canning unconsciously (like how I once did and went "oops!"), you may want to appreciate that the gantries are still on from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on weekdays and 5:30pm to 6:30pm on Saturdays with charges.

SINGAPORE: Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates are set to go up by S$0.50 starting 4 February, according to the Land Transport Authority. At the Bukit Timah Expressway gantry, motorists will be charged S$1.00 from 7.30am to 8am, and S$1.50 from 8am to 8.30am.

At the Central Expressway (CTE) gantry north of Braddell Road, ERP rates will go up to S$1.00 for those driving from 7.00am to 7.30am. The same charge applies to those driving along the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) at Adam Road from 8am to 8.30am.

Those going through the nine gantries at Orchard Road, the YMCA and Fort Canning gantries will have to fork out S$1.00 on weekdays from 7pm to 8pm. The same charge applies for those gantries on Saturday afternoons as well, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. – CNA/ac

Article obtained from straitstimes.com on 28th January 2008

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