07 Jul '11, 4am

URA and HDB say they are studying the feasibility of letting drivers pay for parking through phones instead of coupons.

WE THANK Mr Lim Kay Heng for his letter ('Scrap parking coupons, embrace technology'; June 28). The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Housing Board have been actively exploring new technologies to achieve a paperless parking system in a cost-effective manner. We have implemented the Electronic Parking System (EPS) where feasible, to allow motorists to enjoy hassle-free payment. One limitation of the EPS is the substantial upfront investment required, and we are able to implement it only in sizeable carparks to justify the cost. We are also unable to implement the system for street-side parking. The URA and HDB are aware that technology is evolving fast. We are continually exploring new technology, including the use of mobile phones and smartphones, instead of displaying coupons, for payment of short-term parking charges. We will implement such a technology if it is f...

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