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3 CTE gantries will see rise in ERP charges to ease peak hour congestion: LTA

Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges at three gantries along the Central Expressway (CTE) will go up by S$1 next week to ease congestion during peak periods, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Tuesday (Aug 25).

ERP charges were first suspended on Apr 6 on the expectation that traffic would be significantly reduced during the "circuit breaker" period, before being re-introduced at some gantries along the CTE in July.

In a news release on Tuesday, LTA said that charges would now also be re-introduced for the gantry along a southbound CTE auxiliary lane to the Pan-Island Expressway (Changi) and Serangoon Road.

Two other gantries along the northbound CTE will see their charges increased by S$1.

These new rates will kick in on Aug 31:

Table from LTA

The rate for the gantry along the southbound CTE before Braddell Road will remain unchanged at S$1 between 8am and 9am.

This is LTA's third review of ERP rates following the circuit breaker, when workplaces and schools were ordered to shut to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Singapore.

The next ERP review - conducted once every five weeks - will be announced in the last week of September. Any changes to ERP charges will then take effect from Oct 5.

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