ERP – Every Road Pay


The infamous CoE which is called Certificate of Entitlement for “leasing” a car in Singapore for 10 years duration, the piece of paper that making money for Singapore the country that never produce their own car but making money out of car… goes down to rock-bottom $2 for small car below 1,600cc.

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The very smart move to lure people to buy car, when price of the car instantly dropped $10,000 more because of this CoE.

Will people bite this carrot?

When Parking monthly easily cost $100, insurance easily cost $100, road-tax easily reach $100, petrol monthly for less then 2-3 hour drive daily easily reach $200, and the car installment itself the cheapest will go at least for a small ‘Korean’ made car is $600 – will these people bite the carrot?

Probably they will, and think again… what will happen if lots of people buying a car? Traffic jams everywhere in this island, at every hour, and in even the tunnels… what will happen after the traffic jams? ERP which they think as the way to ease the traffic congestions, will be AGAIN increased… who will get the benefit out of this increase ERP?… well… Someone aka. Government.

Smart move…. isn’t it?

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Wonder whether this can go to the Guinness Book of Records in Singapore, on which 16 ERP gantries along the stretch of 12 KM in KPE on which 9 KM of them are underground.

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Might be what this ‘Hitler’ grumbling, could become a reality soon?

Let us see what will happen.

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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.

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