23 Nov '11, 3am

Parliament: 3 PAP MPs call for removal of all Saturday ERP charges

Parliament: 3 PAP MPs call for removal of all Saturday ERP charges

Mountbatten SMC MP Mr Lim Biow Chuan is among three MPs who have called for a review of ERP to be scrapped on Saturdays. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA By Rachel Chang With one voice, three People's Action Party (PAP) MPs were unrelenting on Tuesday in calling for a review and, if possible, the removal of all Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges on Saturday. Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo's explanation of the rationale for introducing Saturday charges failed to placate them. Neither did her repeated emphasis that the implementation of ERP charges is not static, and that the Government will continue to 'fine-tune (the charges) from time to time'. Background story SOME CONGESTION OKAY 'If the approach of the LTA is to allow some degree of traffic congestion during non-critical hours, surely we can consider allowing some degree of traffic congestion on non-working...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/Parliament/Story/STIStory_737...

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