ERP on Saturday is sucking Singaporean Mon

Newsgroups: soc.culture.singapore
From: Zanzibar
Date: Sat, 2 May 2009 12:27:54 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Sun, May 3 2009 3:27 am
Subject: Re: ERP on Saturday is sucking Singaporean Money
On May 2, 10:56 pm, Siansiansian wrote:

> Imaging you paid $2 ERP charge to get into the Restricted Zone to
> Funnan centre, and then take a U-turn near China Town on your way out,
> you are charged another $2. And just right before you drive into the
> Sim Lim Square car park, you are charged another $2 ERP. All the way
> the traffic is so light that we could drive with a breeze, and yet we
> are charged for $6 ERP in total.

> I can't think of any good reason for the Government to enforce ERP
> charge on Saturday, but to believe that they do so just to fulfill
> their greed. They need to collect extra ERP charges on Saturday just
> to make sure many of the incompetent top civil servants and Stat board
> oficers continue get their yearly months of performance without fail
> as a windfall.

What basically seemed to be that the charge imposed does not
correspond to the trafffic speed of travel. They should calibrate the
charge down or remove them to zero.

On May 3, 2:30 am, "Zai Zai" wrote:
> That is the reason why you could drive with a breeze. If it is 3 or 5
> dollars per entry, then you can drive more than a breeze.

Nop, there is no ERP charge on Saturday in China Town area now, and
the traffic is also very breezy. In short, between 12:00pm to 6pm:,
the traffic is generally very low until after 6:30pm. I don't see a
reason other than greed to have ERP charges during this period on
Saturday at all.

ERP money collecting are the brain child of super "intelligent" civil
servants. This is how they get their "performance" bonuses.

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