I refer to Mr Chek Cheuy Sing’s letter “Illegal parking continues despite calls to LTA” (ST Online, 27 May).
Our enforcement officers responded to the feedback received from members of public on 24 May 2013 pertaining to illegal parking at St Michael’s Road. On arriving at the location, the officers observed that there were volunteers from the temple helping to manage the traffic and guiding the crowds. Vehicles were also parked in an orderly manner and there was no major obstruction caused.
LTA is aware that places of worship tend to attract vast number of worshippers during special occasions. During this period, the demand for parking lots may exceed the lots available. We aim to strike an appropriate balance between the parking needs of the worshippers and ensuring smooth traffic flow on the roads. However, we will not hesitate to take enforcement action if the illegally parked vehicle is assessed to be causing serious obstruction to other road users.
Helen Lim (Ms)
Director, Media Relations and Public Education
Land Transport Authority