ERP – officially made public known as Electronic Road Pricing, it was first introduce on 1998 to replace previous system known as Area Licensing Scheme (ALS). The main purpose of this system one of them is to control the traffic congestion, since every road users passing through its gantry, they will get automatic charge to their in-vehicle unit and its attached (inserted) cash-card.

But from time to time, existence of this ERP Gantry is getting more and more every roads, not only the main road anymore, the recent additional to even to the housing estate, suburb business locations and heartland locations, which so many drivers are not really able to accept about them.

Below is one of the creativity created by the local people, about the misery that ERP has created.

Well, some has changed the ERP shortform to become Every Road Pay, hopefully it will not be the case (soon).

In the recent National Day Rally, one new picture which has brought to attention, as it is link to a newly claimed island Pedra Branca by Singapore on International Court of Justice.

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Impact of this ERP which recently some gantries have been installed are in Chinatown business district and some others, below is the article impact on them, and business declining.

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Some have been complaining, that increasing the ERP charges, will only a temporary solution, and permanent impact is applied to business surrounding the area, but gantries have been installed, investment has been done and system has been up and running.

Street71.

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