SINGAPORE: Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates will go up by S$1 at select locations and times from Feb 13 to manage peak-hour congestion.
Announcing this on Monday (Feb 6), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said the decision was based on its monitoring of traffic conditions in January, adding that traffic was found to have built up at various stretches of expressways.
ERP rates will therefore be adjusted at five locations during nine specified time periods.
These include the southbound CTE after Braddell Road and the PIE slip road into the southbound CTE. Rates at these gantries will go up to S$5 during a half-hour period in the morning.
Rates remain unchanged for the other previously announced timeslots and gantries.
"With these adjustments, the number of locations and timeslots charged is still lower than the number charged pre-COVID," said LTA, adding that it will continue to monitor traffic speeds and congestion levels closely and assess if ERP rates need to be further adjusted.
ERP rates are reviewed every quarter and adjusted during the June and December school holidays, based on the traffic conditions at the time.
During the COVID-19 "circuit breaker" period in 2020, ERP was suspended amid the closure of workplaces and schools to curb the spread of the coronavirus.