300 more HDB car parks to be automated

Romesh Navaratnarajah19 Dec 2014

Mobile@HDB App

To better serve the needs of HDB residents and motorists, the housing board is rolling out more automated car parks to manage peak hour supply.

By the first half of 2015, another 300 HDB car parks will be equipped with the Electronic Parking System (EPS) to regulate short-term parking demand, particularly at popular car parks.

To allow for optimal use, the EPS is also being improved as the old system only opens up a fixed number of parking lots to visitors, with the remaining lots reserved for season parking ticket (SPT) holders throughout the day.

The enhanced system will increase the number of available lots during non-peak hours for visitors while SPT holders are out during the day. In the evening, the number of lots for visitors will be reduced to accommodate SPT holders returning home.

So far, some 440 car parks in Toa Payoh, Bukit Batok and Bedok have been enhanced with this feature and HDB plans to progressively enhance the other EPS car parks.

At the same time, HDB has extended real-time car park lot availability information to the public via the Mobile@HDB App.

The app helps motorists determine the number of short-term lots available in EPS-equipped HDB car parks and enables them to make informed decisions on a suitable car park before the start of their journey.

Image: The Mobile@HDB App provides real-time car park lot availability information to all motorists. (Source: HDB)


Romesh Navaratnarajah, Singapore Editor of PropertyGuru Group, wrote this story. To contact him about this or other stories email romesh@propertyguru.com.sg


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