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Written Reply by Minister for Transport S Iswaran to Parliamentary Question on Delay In Commencement Date For ERP 2.0 Given Work-From-Home Trend

14 Sep 2021 In Parliament

Ms Poh Li San asked the Minister for Transport in view of the work-from-home trend, whether LTA will review whether there should be a delay in the commencement date of ERP 2.0 especially if peak hour traffic condition is less congested than pre-COVID-19 days. 
Reply by Minister for Transport S Iswaran:

1.     The implementation of Next-Generation (nexgen) ERP is to replace the existing ERP system, which is more than 20 years old and reaching the end of its operational life. It is not contingent on prevailing traffic conditions. Our priority in the implementation of the nexgen ERP is to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted process once the installation exercise begins for close to one million motorists. In this regard, LTA is working closely with its contractors to take into account the evolving COVID-19 situation. 

2.     When we switch to nexgen ERP, the existing point and cordon congestion charging framework will remain, and ERP rates will continue to be adjusted according to prevailing traffic conditions.