I was quite amazed when I read this news article.
If you’ve spotted gantries like these being contructed at Toa Payoh Lorong 6, Upper Boon Keng Road, Kallang Bahru, Geylang Bahru Road, or Upper Hume Avenue, fear not.
The Land Transport Authority has confirmed that although these are indeed ERP gantries being set up, they won’t be turned on just yet.
These ‘unactivated’ gantries will possibly only start charging motorists when traffic conditions deteriorate beyond “optimum speed ranges”, which is set between 45kmh and 65kmh for expressways, and between 20kmh and 30kmh for roads.
If vehicular speeds fall below 45kmh on expressways and below 20kmh on roads, traffic congestion is deemed to have occurred.
And should that happen on a regular basis, motorists will be well-advised to have their cashcards topped up!
Wow. You mean LTA has a team of people with 6th sense that can predict which road will have congestion in the future? And they built these ERP gantry now so that they can turn it on once traveling speed falls below 20kmh? WOW!!
Just curious…. what if that group of people with 6th sense predict wrongly and the traveling speed never fall below 20kmh? Does that means that they will be making a lost since the EPR gantry will not be turn on?