Source: Straits Times
NIGHT parking charges will double from $2 to $4 at some carparks managed by the Housing Board and Urban Redevelopment Authority from November, as part of moves to tackle residents' parking woes.
The move will affect the 1,308 carparks managed by HDB and URA which have the night parking scheme.
The affected carparks make up more than 65 per cent of 1,810 HDB carparks and about 9 per cent of 784 URA caparks islandwide. The night parking scheme, introduced in 1976, was to cater to short term visitors. It was raised from $1.50 to $2 in 1989.
By displaying the $2 coupon, motorists can now park overnight from 10.30pm and 7am at carparks which allow overnight parking.
If they intend to leave the car in the lot for a while during that period, it will cost 50 cents every half hour. While the overnight charge has been doubled, the half-hourly rate remains the same.
Both the agencies said in a statement that most of these carparks are 'heavily utilised due to higher parking demand'. It added: 'This has resulted in residents with season parking ticket facing difficulties in getting a parking space when they return home at night.'