Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) will continue to be suspended at all gantries, in view of the extended circuit breaker until June 1, 2020.
According to the Land Transport Authority (LTA), the charging of ERP will only resume when the extended circuit breaker measures are lifted.
ERP charging suspended till end of circuit breaker
Previously, ERP rates at most locations in Singapore were reduced with effect from Apr. 6, 2020, with ERP charges at some gantries reduced to S$0.
This was because road traffic volume in many parts of Singapore was expected to decline, due to the safe distancing measures implemented during the circuit breaker period.
Now, with the extension of the circuit breaker period by four weeks until June 1, road traffic volume in Singapore is expected to remain low.
COE bidding exercises in May will be suspended
LTA also announced that COE bidding exercises in May will continue to be suspended during the extended circuit breaker period.
Dealers may use their existing stock of temporary COEs (TCOEs) to register new vehicles.
According to LTA, all existing and unused TCOEs which expire on or after Apr. 7 will have their validity automatically extended by three months.
Renewal of COEs
For those who wish to renew the COEs for their existing vehicles, due to the suspension of bidding in the months of April and May, the Prevailing Quota Premium (PQP), which is normally based on the latest three months in which bidding was conducted, will be based on the average of the QP for the bidding exercises conducted in January, February and March 2020.
LTA will update on subsequent bidding exercises.
Vehicle inspection deadlines for private cars to be extended
According to LTA, counter services at LTA's customer service centre and e-Lobbies at Sin Ming Drive will continue to be suspended until June 1, 2020.
LTA's vehicle services remain accessible to the public via the OneMotoring website.
Certain deadlines pertaining to vehicles will also be extended, due to the ongoing circuit breaker measures.
Periodic vehicle inspection deadlines for private cars will be extended by 6 months for motorists whose periodic car inspection is due within the circuit breaker period, or within three weeks from the end of the circuit breaker period.
This is equivalent to between June 2 and June 21, 2020, both dates inclusive.
To facilitate continued usage of the cars, LTA will allow the road tax for such private cars to be renewed for six months, provided they have valid insurance coverage.
LTA said that goods vehicles, buses, taxis, private hire cars, and motorcycles will still be required to go for periodic inspections as scheduled.
Authorised Inspection Centres will also remain open to facilitate these inspections.
Those who need to de-register their vehicles will be given more time
Seal inspection for Off-Peak Cars (OPCs) will also be waived for those whose road tax due date falls between June 2 and June 21, 2020, both dates inclusive.
As all LTA-authorised scrapyards and Export Processing Zones, as well as other vehicle exporters will not be in operation during this circuit breaker period, those who de-register their vehicles, or those whose one-month disposal deadline falls within this period will be given an additional two months to dispose of their vehicles.
In addition, those whose disposal deadline falls between June 2 and July 2, 2020, will be given a further one-month extension to dispose of their vehicles.
Similar deadline extensions will be made for the registration of replacement vehicles under the Early Turnover Scheme (ETS).
Those who own ETS-eligible commercial vehicles will be given an additional two months extension to register a replacement vehicle under ETS, if their deadline falls within the circuit breaker period.
Those whose deadline falls within one month from the end of the circuit breaker period will be given a further one-month extension to register a replacement vehicle.
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